New Study Finds Cancer Cells Feed On Fructose

While I was overseas in the USA I sampled some of the local dishes made famous in their area. Their traditional food is more often than not, crap, but when in Rome…

For one of my meals I picked up some famous Chicago deep dish pizza. Well someone offered me a slice…I couldn’t even bring myself to buy it after hearing about the one inch think crust and the amount of cheese that gets layered on top of it, sometimes up to one inch too! Scary.

When I saw the slice of pizza from the side, I could see how much the fat had soaked through the crust. Not a good sign to start with, but hey, I can always wash it down with some lemonade or some other soft drink to help it digest.

It’s all too easy to grab a soft drink or juice when you’re thirsty, mostly because it tastes good. But it is not good for you at all. A recent study at the University of California Los Angeles fed pancreatic tumor cells both glucose and fructose to see if they had any difference in the way they reacted. Their findings were published in the journal Cancer Research.

The pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and reproduce at a rapid rate. This is alarming to us because Australians, as well as the Americans, have a high intake of high fructose corn syrup, commonly found in soft drinks, juices, breads and other products. So read the ingredients on the labels of your food and drinks and learn what is going into your body. You only get one, so make it last as long as you can.

Some people argue that health food is too expensive. I think medical bills are far more expensive so I’ll put up with a higher food bill and stay healthy. For more information on Cancer and Fructose, check out http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38528161/ns/health-cancer/

As for trying deep dish pizza in Chicago, i lasted 2 bites and felt sick. But if you’re in Chicago, you’ve gotta try it. It’s part of the experience. And besides you can wash it down with… I’ll let you decide for yourself on that one.

Travis Sawyer

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