Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sugar - Cancer Feeder?

As far as you may know, our cells need various nutrients to function normally. By referring to the nutrients over here, of course we are also including the presence of sugar which would be taken up by our body cells in order to produce sufficient energy to our whole body system.

Consuming GT&F Products is one of the best ways to allow blood glucose (sugar), especially those excessive ones, to be absorbed by body cells in order to generate energy. Just imagine how fatal the consequence could be without such glucose-absorbing functionality in our body, a series of diseases and complications could be waiting to reap you off without you actually realizing about their existence.

Since the year of 1923, there's already a postulation saying that sugar plays an important role in feeding tumor cells, and what is more, tumor cells tend to take up way more sugar than any other normal cells in our body. Such phenomenon seems to be quite alarming back then... and also for now.

86 years later, researchers from University of Utah put tremendous efforts in making progress on the topic. Recently, they had successfully published their research in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

From their findings, it appears that during the cell growth of normal as well as tumor cells, glucose and glutamine (a type of amino acid) would be involved in the cellular process. These two elements are essential as far as cell growth is concerned.

They suggested that, by suppressing the existence of glutamine in human body, the uptake of glucose also comes to a halt. The head of the research team, Mohan Kaadige, Ph.D focused in the research of a protein in our body, which is called MondoA. This protein, is said to be blocking the expression of a gene which holds the ability to suppress tumor when glutamine is present. Once this gene is blocked by MondoA, cells will be allowed to take up large amount of glucose, and ultimately, tumor growth will be propelled tremendously. Further researches will be done in the near future, perhaps developing a new drug which relates to sugar intake and tumor cells as one of the advanced methods in fighting cancer.

So, does sugar feed tumor cells? Yes, it does. Hence, balance up your blood glucose level by consuming GT&F Products frequently!

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