Carbohydrates can also cause cancer!


A research study confirms what scientists have been suspecting for many years now. Consuming carbohydrates can indeed increase the risk of cancer, especially breast cancer.

The study revealed that if postmenopausal women who already have a history of breast cancer continue to remain on increased carbohydrate intake after surgery, they are twice as much likely to have recurrence. This has many implications on women who have not had breast cancer yet, as well as for everyone who want to prevent cancer in the future.

According to Life Extension Magazine, the most direct way to reduce the body’s exposure to the carbohydrates that are related to cancer risk is to eat a diet containing fewer carbohydrates and simple sugars. A more palatable and practical option to reduce carbohydrate exposure is to use specific nutrients that limit or slow starch breakdown in the intestine, which in turn reduces blood sugar levels and insulin levels. So, it is definitely time to cut down the carbohydrates and sugars!

The above story is based on materials provided here.

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Scientist-entrepreneur-manager-journalist: -Co-founder, Author; Former Assistant Editor and Director, Biotechin.Asia, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd.; -Founder & CEO, SciGlo (; -Programme Management Officer, SBIC, A*STAR (former Research Fellow). --Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She worked on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle for a decade from 2006-2016. She is currently working as a Programme Management Officer handling projects and grants at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Earlier to this she was a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group at SBIC. Sandhya was also the Vice President and Publicity Chair of A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc Society) (2014-2016). Recently she founded a platform for scientists - SciGlo ( and is a startup mentor at Vertical VC (Finland). She is an ardent lover of science and enjoys globe trotting and good vegetarian food.