November 2017 Newsletter


Can excess sugar consumption cause cancer?

contributed by Zunayet Karim

Sugar is a key component of our diet; it is the main fuel for our body. At least 50 to 60 percent of our daily calories should come from carbohydrates- the major source of sugar. Excess dietary sugar is a major health concern worldwide. Obesity is an epidemic which is directly related to consumption of excess sugary food in our everyday life. Scientists have found several deadly cancers linked to excess dietary sugar. Breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer has direct and indirect correlation with over-consumption of sugar, according to several studies published in peer-reviewed journal. The following are some of the studies linking excess sugar to development of the aforementioned cancers.

Though the exact mechanism how sugar plays the role in developing cancer is still not very clear, there is already overwhelming scientific evidence linking these two. The message is very clear: moderation, moderation and moderation when it comes to sugar.

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Author
Mahmood Siddique Board certified physician Mahmood I. Siddique, DO, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, takes a modern, holistic approach to caring for his patients at Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates in Hamilton, New Jersey. He believes medicine is most effective when it considers not just the patient’s symptoms, but the broader connections among their overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being.

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