A new research from the University of Texas at Dallas confirms that a diet rich in sugar may be fuelling various forms of cancer by giving tumors the energy for multiplying.
Scientist found that squamous cell carcinoma was more dependent on sugar to grow than other forms of cancer.
Dr. Jung-whan Kim, a lead author of the study, says: “It has been suspected that many cancer cells are heavily dependent on sugar as their energy supply. But it turns out that one specific type – squamous cell carcinoma – is remarkably more dependent. This type of cancer clearly consumes a lot of sugar. One of our next steps is to look at why this is the case.”