Corn syrup may increase tumor growth in the intestine

Research has found that consuming approximately 30 grams of a sugary drink (soda, teas and industrialized juices) every day can increase tumors in the intestine. The tests were done on laboratory rats.

These results indicate that when the animals present early stages of tumors in the intestine, consumption of corn syrup, rich in fructose, can increase tumor growth, regardless of other factors, such as obesity .

The researchers believe that a new type of treatment can be done by eliminating fructose from the diet, since it is not necessary for the maintenance of the body.

On average, it takes between 30 and 40 years for tumors to develop in the intestine and become malignant. The researchers believe that the presence of corn syrup in the diet reduces that number to 25 years on average.

Although scientists agree that more studies need to be done, especially in humans, they also claim that the result demonstrates the importance of avoiding sugary drinks, which are harmful to health.

The study was done in the United States, by the National Institute of Health, in partnership with the Texas Cancer Prevention and Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute, and published in the journal Science .

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Bowel cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), 36,360 new cases of bowel cancer were diagnosed in 2018.

The main risk factors for the development of this disease are:

  • Overweight, along with poor diet (without fruits and vegetables);
  • Being a smoker or being exposed to cigarettes;
  • To be over 50 years old;
  • Excessive consumption of red or processed meats (salami, sausages, bologna, vina, hams).

The main symptoms are abdominal pain, weight loss quickly and bleeding in the stool. The diagnosis is made by biopsy (removal of a small piece of the site for exams in the laboratory).

Bowel cancer is treated and the sooner it is detected, the greater the chances of a cure. So if you notice any symptoms, go to the doctor.

By avoiding the consumption of sugary drinks, you can reduce the growth of an existing tumor and facilitate the cure of cancer in the intestine.