Fructose and Cancer Link

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Windy City
    ELITE MEMBER
    Big Smoothy's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    South America
    Posts
    5,610
    Rep Points
    235125658

    Fructose and Cancer Link

    I know most people on this site are aware, but look at the millions that are not aware, or don't dare.

    I assume more studies may be needed. Watch the soda pop and read the labels. How could any of these (food lobby influenced people) think sucrose (sugar) is the same as fructose? And most of this fructose intake is from the High Fructose Corn Syrup that is in so many foods, it's hard to avoid unless you are pro-active.

    Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds
    Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds | Reuters

    Mon Aug 2, 2010
    * Study shows fructose used differently from glucose

    * Findings challenge common wisdom about sugars

    Aug 2 (Reuters) - 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.

    "These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,"
    Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.

    "They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth."

    Americans take in large amounts of fructose, mainly in high fructose corn syrup, a mix of fructose and glucose that is used in soft drinks, bread and a range of other foods.

    Politicians, regulators, health experts and the industry have debated whether high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients have been helping make Americans fatter and less healthy.

    Too much sugar of any kind not only adds pounds, but is also a key culprit in diabetes, heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.

    Several states, including New York and California, have weighed a tax on sweetened soft drinks to defray the cost of treating obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

    The American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola (KO.N) and Kraft Foods (KFT.N) have strongly, and successfully, opposed efforts to tax soda. [ID:nN12233126]

    The industry has also argued that sugar is sugar.

    Heaney said his team found otherwise. They grew pancreatic cancer cells in lab dishes and fed them both glucose and fructose.

    Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. "Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different," Heaney's team wrote.

    "I think this paper has a lot of public health implications. Hopefully, at the federal level there will be some effort to step back on the amount of high fructose corn syrup in our diets," Heaney said in a statement.

    Now the team hopes to develop a drug that might stop tumor cells from making use of fructose.

    U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup went up 1,000 percent between 1970 and 1990,
    researchers reported in 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
    Link at top.
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

  2. #2
    Is Doin It 4 Da Shorteez
    LAM's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Las Vegas & Florida & St. Croix
    Posts
    16,386
    Rep Points
    982855663

    my guess is that in the long run it will be the combination of HFCS and other chemical additives. It boggles my mind that people consume heavily processed foods on a daily basis and think nothing of it. why would anyone think that consuming various chemicals day in and out for the lifespan would have a positive effect on the health status?
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

  3. #3
    Is Doin It 4 Da Shorteez
    LAM's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Las Vegas & Florida & St. Croix
    Posts
    16,386
    Rep Points
    982855663

    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

  4. #4
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    231
    Rep Points
    135787

    I don't drink sugary soda or eat bread, so I'm all set...

  5. #5
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    510
    Rep Points
    19568394

    HFCS is in everything. hamburgs, hot-dogs, potato chips, corn ships, you name any processed food "it in there"

  6. #6
    Bioidentical Bodybuilder
    ELITE MEMBER
    Built's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    .
    Posts
    11,337
    Rep Points
    409983817

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Smoothy View Post
    How could any of these (food lobby influenced people) think sucrose (sugar) is the same as fructose? And most of this fructose intake is from the High Fructose Corn Syrup that is in so many foods, it's hard to avoid unless you are pro-active.
    Very cool article.

    Sucrose is not the same as fructose. It's the same as fructose and glucose. This means it's just as bad as HFCS.

    Also as bad as HFCS: honey, dried fruit, fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate (used as a sweetener), and fruit leather (yay! Kiddy treats! Start 'em young!).

    Quote Originally Posted by JMRQ View Post
    I don't drink sugary soda or eat bread, so I'm all set...
    Yep. Provided you avoid large quantities of juice, dried fruit, honey, tree fruits, maple syrup, jam etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERFLY1234 View Post
    HFCS is in everything. hamburgs, hot-dogs, potato chips, corn ships, you name any processed food "it in there"
    While this is true, I remain unconvinced HFCS is the devil. The problem is in the amount of fructose consumed by the individual. A little fructose won't hurt you - you'll get a bit in a few pieces of fruit a day and you'll be fine. Hell, the occasional non-diet Coke won't kill you. It's the chronic, day after day high-level fructose consumption that's causing problems.

    Among them:
    • Obesity (fructose interferes with the normal satiety response due to carbohydrate consumption by messing with insulin secretion; it also leads to insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and eventually type II diabetes)
    • Gout (fructose and urate are both transported by the same SLC2A9 (also known as GLUT9) transporter; Furthermore, fructose generates the formation of uric acid.

    There are more. I'm just being lazy.
    Wondering where to start? Confused? "Homework 1" will get you started.

    Think you're ready for the "next step"? Take this test.

    Daredevils are Shredded
    Find out why...
    (Now you can find out why... in Hebrew!)



    Disclaimer: All health, fitness, diet, nutrition, anabolic steroid & supplement information posted here is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice from a medical doctor. We do not condone the use of anabolic steroids (AAS), all information about AAS is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you choose to use AAS it's your responsibility to know the laws of the country that you live in. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any of the exercises, or following any diet, nutrition or supplement advice described on this website.

  7. #7
    Windy City
    ELITE MEMBER
    Big Smoothy's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    South America
    Posts
    5,610
    Rep Points
    235125658

    Quote Originally Posted by LAM View Post
    my guess is that in the long run it will be the combination of HFCS and other chemical additives. It boggles my mind that people consume heavily processed foods on a daily basis and think nothing of it. why would anyone think that consuming various chemicals day in and out for the lifespan would have a positive effect on the health status?
    Yes, LAM it's in just about everything. I do my best to avoid it.

    Are all of these chemicals necesarry?

    100 years ago in the US, I want to know how healthy or healthier people may have been.

    Cancer rates?

    Certain diseases.

    Most of us have seen "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" in the long and short version and the link to obesity.

    Glad your back here LAM (although I mentioned that somewhere else).
    It's an accurate statement that our current spending will not be increasing the debt We've stopped spending money that we don't have.

    -- Jack Lew, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, in Feb. 16, 2011 testimony before the Senate Budget Committee.

  8. #8
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    detroit
    Posts
    337
    Rep Points
    26889846

    Thumbs up

    that is why I can't say it enough,moderation moderation MODERATION!!!

    make sure to get plenty of veggies and fruits in EVERY DAY!


    sounds simple and mundane by now,however it is what is best for the body!

  9. #9
    Is Doin It 4 Da Shorteez
    LAM's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Las Vegas & Florida & St. Croix
    Posts
    16,386
    Rep Points
    982855663

    I was watching a tv show on cable months ago and they were talking about how modern farming techniques have increased yields of various crops but the nutritional value of them have decreased as a whole. this of course totally blows because it means basically a 2010 apple is = .33 a 1970 apple in terms of nutrients
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-10-2011, 08:00 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 10:40 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 12:57 PM
  4. Study: Cell phone cancer link
    By busyLivin in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-26-2009, 07:44 PM
  5. Missing Link Between Fructose, Insulin Resistance Found
    By Prince in forum Bodybuilding Gossip
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-24-2009, 04:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->