High Sugar Intake Could be Linked to Breast Cancer

By Dean R Goodless, MD | Sep 15, 2019

Research has shown yet another reason to cut back on the amount of sugar we consume in our diets.

A study published in the medical journal Cancer Research found that when mice were fed a sucrose-enriched diet, over half of them developed breast cancer.

Study co-author Peiying Yang, an assistant professor of palliative, rehabilitation and integrative medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Research Center said that the diet of these mice was comparable to what's found in the average Western diet, which is often high in refined sugars and low in fruits and vegetables and whole grains. 


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