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Is there another reason we need to study our food labels while shopping? Are all sugars equal?
Findings from a study recently published in the journal Cancer Research indicate the cancer cells soaked up processed sugar more quickly, metabolized it and multiplied.
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles fed pancreatic tumor cells glucose and fructose and reportedly the cells gorged on the refined sugar and proliferated. Fructose is naturally present in fruits, but it’s also available in another form in sugar substitutes.
“Americans take in large amounts of fructose, mainly in high fructose corn syrup, a mix of fructose and glucose that is used in soft drinks, bread and a range of other foods. Politicians, regulators, health experts and the industry have debated whether high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients have been helping make Americans fatter and less healthy,” Reuters reported.
What do you think about high fructose corn syrup? Is it a problem, something that should be avoided? Reports such as this give you more reasons to lay off certain foods or do you dismiss them, thinking more than likely another study will debunk them? Join the discussion about a study challenging our understanding of sugar or share your thoughts with fellow Community members who concerned about the faith and health connection.

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