Study shows fructose used differently from
* Findings challenge common wisdom about
Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide
and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on
Monday in a study that challenges the common
wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose
used the two sugars in two different ways,
the team at the University of California
Los Angeles found.
their finding, published in the journal
Cancer Research, may help explain other
studies that have linked fructose intake
with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest
findings show that cancer cells can readily
metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,"
Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer
Center and colleagues wrote.
have major significance for cancer patients
given dietary refined fructose consumption,
and indicate that efforts to reduce refined
fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated
actions may disrupt cancer growth."
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