According to a 9-year long research, scientists have found that sugar ‘awakens’ cancer cells and makes tumors more aggressive.
This is being signaled as a critical breakthrough in modern cancer studies. In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from VIB (Vlaams Institute voor Biotechnology) and Vrije University in Brussels found that a compound in sugar stimulates cancer cells to grow faster.
Cancer is a collection of harmful diseases causing abnormal cell growth in an uncontrolled manner and spreads rapidly to other parts of the body. It can start almost everywhere in the body, which is made up of more than of trillions of cells.
Cancer is not caused by a single reason. There are a variety of reasons lies behind it-
A Major Connection between Sugar and Cancer Cells!!
The research project conducted by institutes in Belgium give a proper clarification about this connection. The evident provides a positive correlation between sugar and cancer. As per by their studies-
Thevelein said- “We have still no accurate evidence of Warburg effect, which happens in healthy people in reality or not.”
However, it is advisable to cancer patients to avoid consuming a high level of sugars like glucose and fructose, which are rapidly broken down by the body.
“Cancer cells undoubtedly multiply faster than normal cells. It requires more energy and that’s why they need the rapid sugar breakdown,” says Thevelein.
Reducing sugar intake during cancer treatment might help to overcome the cancer-related diseases. Moreover, starches would be a wiser food choice for people living with cancer, as they take a longer time to break down in the body and are less likely to feed the cancer cells.
It is advisable to cancer patients who go through treatment should eat more frequent meals and consume more protein like cheese, eggs, nuts, seeds, and meat.