Hebbie Posted June 6, 2004 Share Posted June 6, 2004 I just read an interesting tidbit in this month's Prevention Magazine. What I can take from this is that the theory about cancer/sugar may not be so far fetched after all.... Of Carbs and Cancer The screaming headlines got it wrong. Carbohydrates don't cause cancer, but certain types may raise your risk. A new Harvard Medical School study, which compared the eating habits and cancer histories of 38,000 women, found that those who ate the most carbohydrates with a high glycemic index -- foods that quickly raise blood-sugar levels -- ran a higher risk of colorectal cancer than did women who ate the fewest. The bad actor? Refined carbs, the type found in table sugar, white flour, fruit juice and sodas, says lead researcher Simin Liu, MD. Women at a lower risk ate unrefined carbs -- whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Written by Barbara Loecher Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.