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Beware! High Carb Intake Triggers Cancer Producing Cells, Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer

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Beware! High Carb Intake Triggers Cancer Producing Cells, Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer

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March 9, 2016 – Beware! Carbohydrates Intake Increases Lung Cancer Risk, It Produces Insulin-Line Growth Factors, IGFs Hormones Linked With Higher Risk Of Lung Cancer

Beware! High Carb Diet Triggers Cancer Producing Cells, Increases Risk Of Lung Cancer

A new research has linked high GI diet with cancer.

A new study published in the Journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, has said that many studies suggest carbohydrates (CARBS) are bad for the waistline. The journal, which unveils this development, also warned that they may also be bad for the lungs.

Specifically, foods with a high glycemic index – such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice – may increase the risk of lung cancer, scientists said.

Besides, non-smokers, who account for 12 per cent of those killed by the disease, appear to be particularly at risk. Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. Lung cancer on its part is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages.

The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates – and is defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised after a meal.

The theory now is that a high-GI diet triggers higher levels of blood glucose and insulin. This, in turn, increases levels of a type of hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factors (IGFs). Elevated levels of IGFs have previously been linked with a higher risk of lung cancer

[Study by The Journal Cancer Epidemiology, ]



  1. D Hunter

    March 9, 2016 at 6:15 AM

    In Nigeria, we hv a very poor feeding practice. We consumes more of carbonhydrates dan any oda nutrients ranging 4rm yams to cassava to cocoa yams to maize, guinea corn etc…

    We seem 2 hv prblm wt balancing our diet. U dnt rily need 2 b a millionaire 2 hv balance diet sha.
    Let chang our eating cultur 4 max results.

  2. fifelomo

    March 9, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    Tell them……

  3. Metu Nyetu

    March 9, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    What is all these conflicting report! Smoking has long been known to lay a man prone to cancer. Now this research preaches that non- smokers seem to be particularly at risk. Are we going forward or sliding backwards? And considering that carbohydrates are more prevalent in our menus, what hope do we have?

    I am just thinking: knowledge is power, they say. But some kind of knowledge ends up crippling you. Ignorance, at last, is bliss.

  4. Maryf

    March 9, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    This one that every food causes one sickness or the other, which one will people be eating again? Haba

  5. chyna

    March 9, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    oya u na don hear watch wat u eat

  6. Jojo

    March 9, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Abeg make person hear word, confused people . Tomorrow again we would be told that this same int ake of high carb is the cure for cancer. I have long stopped reading all this their conflicting report because I nor want to get high BP for nothing.

  7. Amazon

    March 9, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Mehn but most of the food we consume in this country are mainly carbohydrates, how can one survive daily menu without carbohydrate

  8. Abolaji Abayomi Godwin

    March 9, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    @ maryf I don tired O

  9. rational mind

    March 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Hmm……dont eat this dont eat that nawa vry soon dont drink up to 2cups of per little excess of it will or may cause cancer of the hair…..Lol

  10. Olanrewaju

    March 9, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Noted! I think this is hard,coz most people can’t do without eating carbohydrate in a day including me

  11. Sunny

    March 9, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    That rubbish is not for me and my generation……. We were told to avoid too much protein, now its carbohydrates….. Nonsense

  12. Precious

    March 10, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    Well said D Hunter, i concur wit dat

  13. my lady

    March 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Metu u are so on point

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