Foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) or meals with a high glycaemic load increase cancer risk via two pathways – directly influencing biochemical pathways that promote cancer development and growth; indirectly by contributing to the development of diseases that then have an influence on cancer.
Carbohydrates, or saccharides using their scientific name, are molecules consisting of rings of carbon, hydrogen and hydrogen atoms.
There remains considerable confusion in the media and debate among health professionals about sugar and risks of cancer but there really should not be – the evidence is very clear.
Scientists in Copenhagen have published new evidence that suggests exercise can help to prevent cancers and help fight the disease.
Researchers at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire are developing a new metabolic scanning system that is hoped to allow doctors to determine how well a cancer treatment is working, as soon as one day after treatment.