Posts Tagged "sugar"

Sugar may increase breast, lung cancer risk, study finds

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in Medical Rewind

Listen to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the January 4th Medical Rewind Show ***************************** Table sugar may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new animal study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previous research has drawn a link between higher sugar intake and breast cancer development, suggesting inflammation as a source, but the current study instead looked at the role of sugar in mammary gland tumor development. The study, published Friday in Cancer Research, found that mice with...

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MRI Could Detect Cancer By Seeking Out Sugar, Reducing Need For Invasive Biopsies

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Cancer

Listen to what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the March 30th Medical Rewind Show. ************************************************* The technique could detect sugars in cancerous cells. Normal cells (left) have far more sugar attached to mucin proteins than do cancerous cells (right). (Xiaolei Song/Johns Hopkins Medicine) An amazing new MRI technique could detect sugar molecule in the outer membranes of cancerous cells, distinguishing them from non-cancerous ones and potentially replacing the need for biopsies. Today’s imaging tests can detect...

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Cancer Cells Feed on Fructose, Study Finds

Posted on Aug 13, 2010 in Cancer

by Maggie Fox WASHINGTON — 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...

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