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33 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

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  Scientists now know that eating too much sweet stuff can not only
  lead to diabetes, but actively
  damage your cells and increase your risk of developing
  cancer.

  But that's not all.

  New research suggests that sugar may fuel tumor growth in the
  body - because cancer loves to use sugar as fuel.

  "The hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a
  vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and
  growth" Johan Thevelein, a Belgian molecular biologist, 
  said in October after the release of his study.

  Scientists say that the groundbreaking research gives us a better
  understanding of how sugar and cancer interact and that it could
  one day help create targeted diet strategies for patients.

  NOW WATCH: 
  The differences that matter between Splenda, Equal, Sweet'N Low,
  and sugar >>

Sugar

Scientists now know that eating too much sweet stuff can not only lead to diabetes, but actively damage your cells and increase your risk of developing cancer.

But that's not all.

New research suggests that sugar may fuel tumor growth in the body - because cancer loves to use sugar as fuel.

"The hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth" Johan Thevelein, a Belgian molecular biologist, said in October after the release of his study.

Scientists say the groundbreaking research gives us a better understanding of how sugar and cancer interact and that it could one day help create targeted diet strategies for patients.

NOW WATCH: The differences that matter between Splenda, Equal, Sweet'N Low, and sugar >>

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