Certain lung cancer cells have greater ability to capture sugar to promote rapid tumour growth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 26, 2017

Once again, the Daily Mail shows itself for the rag it is for science news and gets the study completely wrong. It is not the amount of sugar consumed That increases the risk of lung cancer growth but rather the fact that the lung cancer cells are more efficient at absorbing sugar.

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Sugar IS fuelling various forms of cancer by giving tumours the energy they need to multiply, scientists admit

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The distinct metabolic phenotype of lung squamous cell carcinoma defines selective vulnerability to glycolytic inhibition

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