By Dean L. Jones
Breast cancer rates when measured by race and ethnicity have a much higher occurrence of new breast cancer cases among white women, while Asian-American and Pacific Islander women have the lowest. Based on a number of reasons such as low income, meager health care and obesity, the death rate from breast cancer is highest for black women.
Consuming too much processed sugar produces a harsh beast that causes breast cancer and other cancers. The positive impact of reducing sugar intake can reduce obesity and reduce the risk of several chronic diseases including breast cancer. That is because as long as cancer cells can get a regular supply of processed sugar – or glucose – it lives and thrives longer than it should.
This is a very old discovery, dating back to a Nobel Prize awarded to Dr. Otto Warburg nearly a century ago in 1924, for his work describing the elevated metabolism of tumors when sugar is present. Accordingly, global science research is in agreement that there is a direct association between sugar intake and increased breast density. The foremost problem of having dense breasts is that it makes it more difficult to reveal cancerous tumors during mammogram exams.
Simply drinking just three sugar-sweetened beverages a week is very likely to make a woman’s breasts more dense. This is the tip of the iceberg, where America has actually tripled its sugar consumption over the past 50 years. All of those C&H Sugar product TV commercials seemed dreamy, but nobody ever thought that the C could be symbolic for cancer and the H for heart disease, not to mention several other health problems, particularly chronic ones like diabetes, hypertension and eating disorders.
While our health suffers from eating processed sugar, the mega sugar industry is annually earning a trillion dollars from selling the tiny white crystals. Foodstuff manufacturers go through extensive work efforts to determine what makes people crave their respective product by using the addictive ingredients like sugar. Consumers are routinely targeted to figure out the exact amount of processed sugar to add to their goods in order to reach what is termed as the bliss point. The bliss point is where an individual likes the product so much that repetitive consumption is the ongoing experience.
Natural sugars are in fruits and vegetables, as well as honey and molasses, which is the healthy sweetness we should make part of our daily diet. Processed white or brown sugars and corn syrup should be avoided or limited to facilitate minimizing obesity and high insulin levels, whereas both disorders increase cancer risks.
Tame the beast by cutting way back on sugar-laden foods such as candy, baked goods, sugary cereals and sodas to reduce cancer and heart disease risks. Processed sugar is a beast to human breasts and exists within solely by choice, consequently go for living SugarAlert!
Dean Jones is an Ethics Advocate, Southland Partnership Corporation (a public benefit organization), contributing his view on certain aspects of foodstuff.