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New research: Certain lung cancers love sugar

By Staff

Recent research at the University of Texas at Dallas, with an American Lung Association grant, reveals that squamous cell carcinoma is uniquely addicted to sugar.

It’s a sweet deal because, while great strides have been made over the years, the effects of conventional chemotherapies on this type of cancer cells has still been quite poor.

This finding could lead to treatment strategies that interrupt the body’s process of metabolizing sugar—and look as simple as restricting the amount of sugar in a our diets. Duh. Holistically oriented practitioners have been saying this forever. But it’s nice to be proven correct.

This article was originally published on April 1, 2018.