Rintasyöpädoluissa on kuusinkertainen määrä insuliinireseptoreita. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC296896/
P. D. Mangan:
The other day I wrote about how sugar can cause liver disease, when consumed in large enough quantities.
Sugar is also associated with cancer.
A study published a couple months ago found that sugary drinks were associated with cancer.[i]
Each 100 ml – that’s 3.5 ounces – of sugary drink consumption daily was associated with 18% increased risk of cancer.
Of course, most people don’t drink 3.5 ounces, since one can of soda pop contains 12 ounces, and it’s increasingly sold in larger sizes, like 20 ounces or more.
So, if the math works out, someone who drank 20 ounces of soda daily might double his or her risk of cancer.
Fruit juice was also associated with increased cancer risk. That’s 100% fruit juice, no sugar added. The increased risk was small, however.
As usual, this type of study only shows association, not causation.
But there are reasons to think that sugar could cause or promote cancer.
Cancer cells feed on glucose, the sugar in our blood. If a sugary drink increased blood sugar – and it will – then that provides fuel for cancer.
A more important reason, in my view, is that sugary drinks lead to obesity and the metabolic syndrome, or pre-diabetes.
That in turn leads to higher insulin levels.
Insulin promotes growth, including cancer growth.
Cancer cells have a greater number of insulin receptors.
Investigators found that breast cancer cells had 6 times as many insulin receptors as normal tissue.[ii]
Clearly, if cancer cells have that many insulin receptors, it’s for a reason.
Anyway, until quite recently, people thought of sugar as relatively benign, but in large amounts, such as in sugary drinks, it isn’t.
Sugar also leads to weight gain.
For your health, minimize your sugar consumption.
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Peace and health.