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CANCER CELLS ARE SUGAR FIENDS

Best Health - - NUTRITION -

Our bod­ies gob­ble up the sweet stuff for en­ergy, and so do cancer cells. New re­search from the Univer­sity of Texas at Dal­las shows a strong link be­tween sugar and squa­mous cell car­ci­noma, a vari­ant that’s par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult to treat and ac­counts for one quar­ter of all lung can­cers. The same study found that four other types of squa­mous cell cancer – head, neck, esophageal and cer­vi­cal – also con­sume a lot of sugar. The sci­en­tists in­volved are now con­duct­ing a re­lated study to see whether sugar-re­stricted di­ets might slow the pro­gres­sion of these forms of cancer.

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