Sugar and cancer

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The Guardian newspaper today is reporting on an important study carried out in France that has shown a link between sugar consumption and the development of cancer. Most importantly, the authors of the study make it clear that the problem is not just about sugary drinks, colas, lemonade etc, but fruit juices as well. It isn't important that the sugar is added to the drink, simply that it is present in large amounts. The article includes the comment:

'The study, carried out in France, is the first substantial piece of research to find a specific association between sugar and cancer.'


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This is an odd comment to make, as the link between sugar and cancer has been known scientifically for nearly a century. As I've explained in an earlier blog article, the great German physiologist, Otto Warburg, made it clear that the development of cancers in the body is fundamentally driven by the anaerobic breakdown, or fermentation, of sugars. This is why people who follow a ketosis diet, consisting of fats and protein only, have shown significant success in beating cancer, particularly brain tumours.

Hopefully, the French study will raise the issue of sugar and cancer. In addition, the tactic of fast food companies to supply fruit juices as a 'healthy' alternative to colas will be seen for what it is; a charade. There's nothing wrong with eating some fruit in season - you're consuming fibre with the fruit sugar, lessening its effect on the body - but drinking fruit juices needs to be seen as akin to drinking alcohol, only without the intoxication.