According to research by American researchers, if you eat less sugar in your daily routine, you can prevent the development of cancer.
Sugar provides a large amount of calories, and at the same time prevents the body from burning calories because the body automatically becomes insulin resistant when eating too much sugar. Therefore, eating a lot of sugar slows down the metabolism, increases the ability to accumulate subcutaneous fat, making weight loss exercises more difficult.
More dangerously, eating a lot of sugar can disrupt insulin production leading to type 2 diabetes. Therefore, if you eat less sugar every day, abstain from sweets and starches, your body’s sugar intake will decrease significantly. This means less calories and a more efficient metabolism, which can burn calories faster. Importantly, it is possible to stop the tumor from growing and even prevent the onset of cancer.
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According to Cell Reports, a team of biologists at the University of Texas (USA) has found that a low-sugar diet can have the effect of stopping the growth of cancer or even stopping the onset of cancer.
When blood sugar levels were within certain limits, lung tumors (squamous cell carcinoma) stopped progressing, although they did not decrease in size. Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of cancer of the epithelial-squamous cell.
Squamous cells are the major components of the skin epithelium, and squamous cell carcinoma is the predominant form of skin cancer. However, squamous cells are also present in the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and in other areas of the body such as the lips, mouth, esophagus, bladder, prostate, vagina, cervix… Therefore, Squamous cell carcinoma can appear in many different regions of the body with different manifestations in terms of clinical symptoms, history, prognosis, and response to treatment.
The results of the study by the group of biologists showed that restricting blood sugar in mice with lung cancer prevented tumors from growing.
During the study, the biologists fed mice to a ketogenic diet, which is characterized by low sugar content. The animals were also given a diabetes drug that does not allow the kidneys to absorb sugar from the blood. In principle, the ketogenic diet produces a beneficial effect on its own. However, the combination with drug treatment gives more pronounced results.
Experts have identified a clear link between high blood sugar levels and reduced survival rates in cancer patients. According to biologist Jung-Whan Kim, it is clear that squamous cell carcinoma relies heavily on sugar as an energy source. However, according to preclinical studies, glucose restriction did not have any effect on non-squamous cell cancers.