I was a bit skeptical of Dr. Mercola’s post about how your mattress may attract dangerous electric impulses earlier this week.
He redeems himself today by releasing this story about how cancer uses sugar to thrive and survive:
Cancer’s Favorite Food – Found in Everything You Eat?
Posted By Dr. Mercola | August 27 2010
Here is an excerpt:
Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, according to a study that challenges the notion that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways. This could explain why other studies have previously linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.
According to MSNBC:
“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.”…
Are all sugars equal in terms of the health effects they produce?
Sooner or later, science will put this debate to rest once and for all. It’s already been conclusively shown that fructose, most commonly consumed in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is FAR more hazardous to your health than regular sugar, but the corn industry still vehemently denies such claims.
Read more of Dr. Mercola’s comments by going to: Fructose Warning
I’m not convinced there is much difference between types of sugar… It is hard for me to say, but it is probably best to avoid all forms of sugar whenever possible. I’m a low carb diet guy, so I try and limit carbs, including sugar, of course. I will admit I ingest too much artificial sweetener as a substitute. No one is perfect, right?
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat