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Doctors Weigh In On Whether Sugar Consumption Contributes To Spread Of Cancer

November 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Physicians at a Texas cancer center have issued a statement addressing some common misconceptions about how cancer spreads. One of the most common, and most fallacious, of these myths, is that eating sugar feeds the spread of malignant tumors. It doesn’t, the researchers said. Consuming sugar from natural sources – like fruits and vegetables – absolutely does no harm, and is in fact necessary for good health. But excess sugar in the diet, especially from processed foods, contributes to obesity and an increased risk of cancer. The doctors advised people to avoid processed sugars found in cakes, baked goods and desserts, and instead eat fruits that help “maintain a healthy weight and prevent health issues”.
Renee Stubbins et al., "Debunking Myths About How Cancer Spreads", News release, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, November 02, 2013, © Houston Methodist Cancer Center
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