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The carbohydrate-cancer link


Last updated 2/22/2007 at Noon

A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention presents evidence of a link between the consumption of refined carbohydrates and cancer incidence. This controlled study looked at the dietary habits of over 1,800 women in Mexico and found that women who got 57 percent or more of their total energy intake from carbohydrates showed a 220 percent higher risk of breast cancer than women with more balanced diets. The study found that foods with a high glycemic index actually accelerate the growth of tumors and cancerous cells in the body.

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