Corn to Cancer... A Link Between High-Fructose Corn Syrup & Cancer

August 04 2010 - 10:44 AM

So the huge amounts of processed corn that we now eat are being linked to the propensity Americans have to cancer. Is that really a surprise? It was just a matter of time before this came out. From

U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup went up 1,000
percent between 1970 and 1990, researchers reported in 2004 in
the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"These findings show that cancer cells can readily
metabolize fructose to increase proliferation," Dr. Anthony
Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.

"They have major significance for cancer patients
given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that
efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit
fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth."

Of course the corn lobby thinks it's ridiculous that the test was conducted in a 'lab'. (from

"This study does not look at the way fructose is actually consumed by
humans, as it was conducted in a laboratory, not inside the human
body," the Corn Refiners Association said in a statement, concluding that the root causes of pancreatic cancer are complicated and poorly understood.