To humbly paraphrase Shakespeare, the question is “whether ‘tis better to…ban sugar from your diet, or bulk up on high-protein meals…” The internet is full of raging debates, fervid testimonials and opinions about what you should or shouldn’t eat when you’re being treated for cancer.
One of the most common chat topics is whether you should cut out ‘sugar’ to decrease the amount of “fuel” available for voracious cancer cells.
If only cancer, and nutrition, were so simple. But every kind of calorie is fuel, every cell uses fuel, and cells become cancerous in many different ways.
But thankfully, scientists are working hard to shed more light (than heat) on the role that nutrients might play in cancer cells—and they’re coming up with some tantalizing clues, according to the most recent National Cancer Institute Cancer Bulletin (July 10 2012). Read the rest of this entry »