Belgian Scientists directly link sugar and cancer gene

Belgian Scientists directly link sugar and cancer gene
 

 

Johan Thevelein a microbiologist, and a team at Vrije University in Brussels have shown that a derivative compound from common sugar (fructose-1,6-bisphosphate), acts as a direct activator on the ras gene, which makes a protein causing cells to grow aggressively out of control in cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

The research study (1) then showed a vicious downward spiral ensues, with the ras protein stimulating the further breakdown of sugar so that more derivative is produced, which can then stimulate the ras gene and so on.    

 

 

 

 

 

Thevelein is clear that this spiral feeds the aggressivity of the cancer. And so he is adamant that cancer patients should not consume glucose or fructose, which break down rapidly into the derivative in question. Thus it is important that cancer patients reduce glucose and fructose intake. 

 

 

 

 

 

The researchers were studying the glycolytic activity in yeasts and cancer cells, and particularly the Warburg effect and whether strong fermentation is the cause or a symptom of cancer.  This study sought to understand if there was a link between glycolysis and proteins controlling cancer cell proliferation.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and founder of CANCERactive said, “As we have told you very clearly for more than 5 years, there are at least 20 good quality research studies linking sugar and cancer. Yet UK cancer charities persist in having their coffee and chocolate cake fund raising mornings.  

 

 

 

 

 

Back in 2012 research from Chicago Medical School showed that Chemo and Radiotherapy worked better if the cancer patient was on a calorie restricted, low carb diet. That is yet another conclusion from Thevelain’s research – namely, that cutting glucose and fructose would facilitate the action of chemotherapy allowing these therapies to kill more cells, if they are not constantly being stimulated by sugar.

 

 

 

 

 

It beggars belief that UK cancer charities really believe that sugar is harmless. At the very minimum they should adopt the Precautionary Principal like CANCERactive does. The NHS offering booklets on a ’Diet for Chemotherapy’ with pictures of milk shakes, cheeseburgers, sticky buns and suggesting cancer patients drink milky, sugary tea is dark ages medicine; pure quackery - all to avoid cachexia, when research in the USA shows taking a good sized fish oil supplement is the responsible thing to suggest. 

 

 

 

 

 

Several Cancer Centres in the USA, and Health Bodies like the Canadian Cancer Society encourage cancer patients on chemotherapy to eat healthily, with advice about consuming vegetables, fruits, nut and seeds that is very close to CANCERactive’s Rainbow Diet”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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