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Sugar Stimulates Pancreatic Cancer Growth

Cancer cells like sugar. A study in the journal Cancer Research demonstrates that pancreatic cancer cells in particular like fructose, the sugar found in fruit, honey and high-fructose corn syrup, an ingredient in many sweetened beverages. Although the study was carried out in the test tube, it reinforces epidemiological research showing that people who consume more soft drinks and similar beverages are higher risk of developing this deadly cancer.
[Cancer Research, August 2010]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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