Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fructose Feeds ...

"Dr. Richard Johnson has written one of the best books on the market on the health dangers of fructose, called The Sugar Fix, which explains how fructose causes high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and kidney disease. As I've mentioned previously, he does promote the use of artificial sweeteners in this book, which I cannot recommend.  His research on fructose, however, is unsurpassed in my opinion.
Now it's safe to say that cancer, at least pancreatic cancer, is also definitely on the list of diseases that are directly linked to excessive fructose consumption."
And why wouldn't it?  We know cancer feeds preferentially on sugar, and is more sensitive to the action of insulin and IGF1 than normal cells (see the summary in "Good Calories Bad Calories").  We we most likely only had access to fructose in small amounts during a short season of the year - now we are able to drink unlimited amounts whenever we want to, all seasons, any hour, with less effort than it would take to find a piece of fruit in the wild.  Now sure how long it will take to replace the current industrial food supply, but it can't come a moment too soon for our well being.

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