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04 August 2010

Soft drinks linked to spread of cancer

Pancreatic tumour cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, US researchers said in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Pancreatic tumour cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, US researchers said in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

"These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation," Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.

 
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