Recent research has found a connection between eating too much sugar and cancer. The Healing cancer naturally blog writes that out of the 4 million cancer patients being treated in America today, hardly any are offered any scientifically guided nutrition therapy beyond being told to "just eat good foods." It is believed that many cancer patients would improve dramatically in their outcome if they controlled their supply of glucose, which is cancer's preferred fuel. In a news release on Feb. 1, 2103, Alpha Galileo Foundation has reported, Scientists link excess sugar to cancer.
Sugars are necessary to provide us with energy and in moderate amounts are important for our well-being. However, sustained high levels of sugars, as is found in diabetics, causes damage to our cells and has now been shown to also increase our chance to get cancer. It is well understood that high blood sugar levels are characteristic in obesity and diabetes. However, it is less well known is that diabetes and obesity are also associated with an increase risk for cancer. According to epidemiological studies, the diabetic population has up to double the chance to suffer pancreatic or colon cancer among others.
Scientists who were led by Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have uncovered an association between high sugar levels and increased activity of a gene that is widely implicated in cancer progression. Dr. Custodia García has said “We were surprised to realize that changes in our metabolism caused by dietary sugar impact on our cancer risk. We are now investigating what other dietary components may influence our cancer risk. Changing diet is one of easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money." At least 1 in 3 of the primary cancers can be prevented by improving diet, physical activity and body composition.