Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fructose Adventures

Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds - Health - Cancer -
WASHINGTON — Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

I know, tomorrow it will be good for you. But the "good for you" never happens with fructose. Then there is the "in moderation" crowd. A little poison goes a long way.

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