High sugar consumption linked to increased risk of breast cancer

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Sugar, the culprit to rising rates of obesity & heart diseases, but high sugar consumption may not only lead to weight gain but also increases the risk of breast cancer; recent study claims.

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A new study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals diets that are high in sugar are a major risk factor for certain types of cancers, especially breast cancer.

“We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet,” said Peiying Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine. “This was due, in part, to increased expression of 12-LOX and a related fatty acid called 12-HETE.”

The results of the study were published in the journal Cancer Research.

According to the team, previous research has identified a link between dietary sugar intake and risk of breast…

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