Pancreatic Cancer Nutrition: Fructose
Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - August 8, 2010
Fructose Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Growth
Carbohydrates provide sugars that allow cancer growth. A high amount of processed or
refined carbohydrate intake decreases cancer survival.
Researchers from the Departments of Medicine and Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of
California; SiDMAP LLC; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California studied the effects of fructose and
glucose on pancreatic cancer cells. Fructose is made from fruit or corn and is found in soft drinks, teas
and juices. Table sugar is sucrose. Sucrose is changed by the body into fructose and glucose.
The researchers found pancreatic cancer cells grow and replicate faster when fed fructose compared to glucose. They
suggest that avoiding fructose (soda pop, juices and sweet tea) may interfere cancer growth.
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If you have cancer or have a high risk of cancer you should avoid fructose and sucrose (table sugar).
Fructose appears to be more of a cancer concern and is found in 40% of all foods in the U.S. Most non-diet drinks
contain high amounts of fructose corn syrup. You should avoid these products and opt for unsweetened tea or
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Reference Source: Cancer Research 2010 Aug 1;70(15):6368-76. Fructose induces transketolase flux
to promote pancreatic cancer growth. Liu H, Huang D, McArthur DL, Boros LG, Nissen N, Heaney AP.
Authors' Affiliations: Departments of Medicine and Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine,
University of California; SiDMAP LLC; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
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