Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Researchers in an attempt to understand why Cancers will hold onto sugar yet not use it as fuel discovered that Cancer Cells use sugar as a sort of voltage regulator. 1. Ca2 -dependent demethylation of phosphatase PP2Ac promotes glucose deprivation–induced cell death independently…

Fructose: the poison index

A ruling on fructose boosts the powerful sugar industry, either by incompetence or collusion, but is based on pseudoscience Robert Lustig The Guardian,              Monday 21 October 2013 16.00 EDT Fizzy drinks can have a ‘serum fructose concentration of six micromolar, enough to do major arterial and pancreatic damage’. Photograph: Nathalie Louvel/Getty Images The battle…

Sugar is toxic to mice in ‘safe’ doses

Contact: Annalisa Purser annalisa.purser@utah.edu 801-581-7295 University of Utah New test hints 3 sodas daily hurt lifespan, reproduction SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 13, 2013 – When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar – the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily – females died at twice the…

The dark side of artificial sweeteners

Contact: Mary Beth O’Leary moleary@cell.com 617-397-2802 Cell Press More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press on July 10th in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the…

Think that’s ACTUAL fruit in your cereal? How food companies replace the real deal with ‘imposter’ sugar balls and soybean oil

Consumer watchdogs warn lebals are fooling  us with high-sugar ‘fruit imposters’ inside packaging promising ‘real fruit,  full of vitamins’ The FDA permits labels to say ‘real fruit’  as long as the word ‘flavoured’ also appears on the  packaging By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:12:41 EST, 14  November 2012| UPDATED:18:15 EST, 14 November 2012 When consumers see…

Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics This release is available in French. From left to right: Antoine Roux, Pascal Chartrand, Gerardo Ferbeyre and Luis Rokeach. Click here for more information. Montreal, March 6, 2009 – We…

Pancreatic cancers use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), common in the Western diet to fuel their growth

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu310-206-2805 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences Pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that drives cell division, helping the cancer to grow more quickly, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Although it’s…

Fizzical harm: Drinking sugary drinks doesn’t just pile on the pounds – it changes your body so it’s harder to lose weight

By Rob Waugh Drinking sugary drinks for just a month  alters body chemistry More difficult to lose weight Body grows to ‘prefer’ sugar to digesting  own fat Drinking sugared fizzy drinks for just a  month changes the body permanently so it’s more difficult to lose  weight. The soft drinks don’t just pile on the pounds …