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Author Topic: Does Too Much Fructose Help Colorectal Cancers Grow?  (Read 373 times)

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Does Too Much Fructose Help Colorectal Cancers Grow?
« on: November 10, 2021, 03:09:50 pm »
A new study suggests that excess consumption of fructose can promote both obesity and colorectal cancer.

Conducted largely in mice, the study found that large amounts of the sweetener, which is present in both table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), increased how long both normal and cancer cells in the intestines live.

In normal mice, this increased cell survival led to more nutrients being absorbed, leading to weight gain. And in mice prone to develop cancer, the increased cell survival led the animals to develop larger tumors and more anemia, a common tumor-related complication.

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