The Link Between Sugar and Cancer Is More Direct than You Think

In establishing the link between cancer and sugar, one thing surfaces: fasting

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I eat fruit, but I don’t eat anything that has sugar added to it.

— Dr. Lewis Cantley

“As we learn more and more about cancer metabolism, we understand that individual cancers are addicted to particular things. In a lot of cancers, that’s insulin — and sugar”, he adds. Peiying Yang, Ph.D., a cancer researcher and associate professor at M.D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, agrees. “it makes sense to limit added sugar, including high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks, sweetened teas, sports drinks, and processed foods, along with candy, cookies, ice cream, and sweetened breakfast cereal”, she adds.

Fasting the way to treat cancer?

Intermittent fasting (IF) is fasting on a schedule. For example, once every month, choose a day. On that day, eat for 9- hour period, and fast for remaining hours. The human body has evolved to go for periods without food. We had many famines throughout our history.

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