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Elevated Blood Sugar Sets the Stage for Cancer Growth

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  • Obesity can promote cancer via a number of different mechanisms, including mitochondrial dysfunction, overeating, excess sugar in your diet, chronic inflammation and overproduction of certain proteins and hormones
  • Study: Cancer patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were 23 percent more likely to have received a cancer diagnosis during the decade preceding their diabetes diagnosis compared to non-diabetics
  • Previous research has shown that those with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of cancer, especially cancers of the liver, stomach, pancreas, breast and endometrium

By Dr. Mercola

The fact that sugar and obesity are linked to an increased risk of cancer is now becoming well-recognized. Obesity has also been linked to an increased risk of death from all causes.


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