The Scoop: Sugar and Cancer Risk

Confusions over sugar and cancer risk can lead to the wrong diet strategies.

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It’s true that glucose, the form of sugar that circulates in your blood, is fuel for cancer cells, but healthy cells need glucose too. The rapid growth of cancer cells means they need more fuel than normal cells. Thus, some people have suggested that avoiding all sugar could “starve” cancer cells and prevent them from […]

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