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originally posted by: Bluesma
I was reading about that the other day.
So glad were finally being exposed to the truth on the dangers of sugar!!
Ideas change very slowly here in France, and as I have to constantly put up with people lecturing me because I eat high fat and low carb, I keep these sorts of studies on hand. I also get my blood tested regularly and keep the latest results in my purse to prove my perfect health - plus the tests before I cut out sugar and started high fat. My cholestrol levels went down drastically after that!
So sick of people telling me sugar is fine and needed for energy, while fat makes you sick!
The sugar industry has made fools of us for too long a time.
I have some solid nodules on my thyroid and wonder if this way of eating might help shrink them. It would be great if that's the case.
originally posted by: Bluesma
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Bluesma
No, in the US, most sugar additive is corn syrup, not cane sugar.
I was replying to the comment that raw (unprocessed ) sugar is brown, not white. I assume he was talking about granulated sugar.... because dark corn syrup is not raw at all, it has additives like molasses for the color.
originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar, cancer
A nine-year joint research project...led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts on tailor-made diets for cancer patients.
This project was started in 2008...Its main focus was the Warburg effect, or the observation that tumors convert significantly higher amounts of sugar into lactate compared to healthy tissues. As one of the most prominent features of cancer cells, this phenomenon has been extensively studied and even used to detect brain tumors, among other applications.
Sugar awakens cancer cells
"Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth. Thus, it is able to explain the correlation between the strength of the Warburg effect and tumor aggressiveness.
Yeast as an advantageous model organism
Yeast cell research was essential to the discovery, as these cells contain the same 'Ras' proteins commonly found in tumor cells, which can cause cancer in mutated form. Using yeast as a model organism, the research team examined the connection between Ras activity and the highly active sugar metabolism in yeast.
"We observed in yeast that sugar degradation is linked via the intermediate fructose 1,6-biophosphate to the activation of Ras proteins, which stimulate the multiplication of both yeast and cancer cells.
"The main advantage of using yeast was that our research was not affected by the additional regulatory mechanisms of mammalian cells, which conceal crucial underlying processes."
How sugar can increase risk of cancer...video below:
I have studied cancer here and there and there always has been some sort of pattern or relationship existing between sugar, oxygen and cancer. Even all the alternative cancer treatments call out to you to eliminate sugar from the diet. Now whether this is to counter the Warburg effect or not, the implications of finding this relationship to cancer is a very important one nevertheless.
I am glad that this lengthy research is finding what aides in tumor growths and of course you will never hear this research make the MSN.
Hopefully this will add to more evidence to help us understand how cancer develops or spreads in humans. Oh. and if this means subbing more fruits and veggies into your diet instead of cookies and pop then so be it! (which I already abstain from a lot of non healthy sugars anyways)
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Skywatcher2011
Excellent topic. I've been on a keto diet for six months now. Everything from cholesterol, blood pressure, anxiety and fatigue have completely resolved themselves. My mind is sharp. I'm never hungry, and never tired. Sugar causes so many problems.
By the time it gets into your bloodstream it's all glucose.
Oh. and if this means subbing more fruits and veggies into your diet instead of cookies and pop then so be it! (which I already abstain from a lot of non healthy sugars anyways)
While it's a monumental finding for the research team, it's not a medical breakthrough. It also doesn't prove that eating a low-sugar diet could change a cancer diagnosis.
"The findings are not sufficient to identify the primary cause of the Warburg effect," Thevelein said in a release. "Further research is needed to find out whether this primary cause is also conserved in yeast cells."
No. Just the ones that are alive.
When I'm in glycolysis, my post meal reading is usually around 100. In ketosis, my highest reading was 86.
Phage, you're terrific in many science matter and your logic often very sound, but when it come to biochemistry you shall watch your steps.
Are you a researcher?
Thank you for providing the opportunity for me to correct myself. I implied that all cells require glucose. That is incorrect. However, it is a fact that we cannot survive without sugar.