Study: Is Soda Responsible For Causing Colon Cancer?

According to a new clinical study being published by American oncologists in the medical journal Science looked at soft drinks (soda) and a considerable amount of other industrial process foods that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) have been found to dramatically accelerate the growth rate of common cancer tumors – making one of the most deadly and insidious forms of cancer even more dangerous.

HFCS & Colon Cancer

American researchers conducted a clinical study with laboratory mice, working only with mice that had the APC gene “deleted”. Now this was done because 90% of all human beings that have been diagnosed with colon cancer either have a defective or deficient APC gene themselves, showing a strong genetic link between this condition and the proliferation of colon cancer.

Over a space of 60 days, the American oncologist researchers gave the laboratory mice being studied the rough equivalent of two glasses of soda pop that had been found to have quite a bit of High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. Another group of laboratory mice – also with the APC gene deleted – were given nothing more than water or the same block of time. 

This group was the control for the process to see what kind of impact, if any, high fructose corn syrup has when it comes to colon cancer.

The scientists also make sure to give the laboratory mice that were consuming high fructose corn just a little bit less regular food, if only to prevent them from getting fat while they were being “overloaded” with the sugars in soda pop. The researchers wanted to be sure that the test was conclusive in regards to the potential cancer promoting affects found with high fructose corn syrup and not the already understood link between the cancer promoting impact of being overweight and obese.

At the conclusion of the 60 day test, it was unsurprising to the American oncologists that the mice that had been consuming two glasses of soda (the equivalent of, anyway) every single day had large tumors throughout their body compared to the test group of mice that world water.

Not only that, but the researchers also discovered that the tumors had grown significantly larger and were much farther along their developmental process. This did surprise researchers quite a bit, as it alludes to the fact that high fructose corn syrup works as an accelerant to speed up the aggressiveness of colon cancer – already a seriously aggressive cancer all on its own.

Researchers have concluded that high fructose corn syrup not only causes tumors to reproduce and manifest faster, but that the body also accumulates more fatty acids near the tumors that accelerates their process as well.

It certainly looks like fructose had a transformative impact on how glucose works to direct fatty acid synthesis and it also suggests that young adults that consume even relatively modest amounts of high fructose corn syrup (especially soda, which is so overloaded with this substance) are putting themselves at serious long-term risk without even realizing they are doing so right now.

It may take 20 to 30 years for colorectal cancer to grow from its earliest stages, but once it turns into a much more aggressive form it becomes difficult to treat and difficult to beat. High fructose corn syrup makes it even tougher.