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Can we prevent breast cancer – a disease for which the risk increases with overweight – by contributing to an increased consumption of cinnamon buns and fancy pastries in the midst of an obesity epidemic?
The ill-conceived and dishonest sponsorship by the Pink Ribbon and the Swedish Cancer Society drew criticism in Swedish local paper Corren from myself, among others:
- Corren: Seal of Approval on Goodies Macabre (Google translated from Swedish)
The Swedish Cancer Society responds by trying to shift the blame:
- Corren: The Swedish Cancer Society: We Have a Tradition of Cinnamon Buns in Sweden (Google translated from Swedish)
So, people who gain weight from eating cinnamon buns and pastry, thus increasing their risk of getting cancer, only have themselves to blame. Don’t blame the Cancer Society! They only, embarrassingly enough, happen to have their trade mark in advertisements for sweet baked goods. Apparently, they don’t accept any responsibility for the consequences.
Here’s a great new episode called The Secrets of Sugar, from Canada’s investigative program the fifth estate on CBC.
Shownotes: CBC: The Secrets of Sugar
Today is “Cinnamon Bun Day” in Sweden, and October is breast cancer awareness month. Is it reasonable that the Swedish Cancer Society runs a health campaign with one of Sweden’s biggest bun bakery?
Send a Bunogram in partnership with the Swedish Cancer Society and the Pink Ribbon (Google translated from Swedish)
Excerpt from a press release from the bakery: (Google translated from Swedish)
Last year Bonjour sold a grand total of 3.6 million cinnamon buns during the month of October. This year we have expanded our partnership with the Swedish Cancer Society and the Pink Ribbon, which substantially revises the expected outcome upwards. This year the business anticipates that as many as 5.4 million pink cinnamon buns will be eaten in Sweden during the month of October. [my bold]
Will the Cancer Society really prevent poor health by getting people to eat millions of extra cinnamon buns? The whole thing seems quite ill-considered in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Especially as obesity carries with it a greatly increased risk of, for example breast cancer, which the Cancer Society and the Pink Ribbon are supposed to fight. Contributing to a massive increase in the consumption of cinnamon buns then seems counterproductive.
Not surprisingly, there’s even a study showing that Swedes who eat more baked sweet goods have a higher incidence of cancer.
How are they thinking about this cinnamon bun campaign? Probably they’re just clueless. Continue Reading →
Low-carb and high-fat diets have become extremely popular in Sweden. As many as one Swede in five is said to be on some kind of LCHF diet. Swedes just don’t fear fat like they used to.
But as you can imagine there are still a few old-fashioned fat-fearing “experts” around.
The other day was one of those days. It was once again time for headlines with imaginative warnings about LCHF. I use the word “imaginative” as the alert is, as usual, not based on any study on a LCHF diet. Instead this is about speculation about selected statistics. And of course a physician, who without knowing, ”fears” that LCHF is what is behind an increase in breast cancer rates.
Here’s the translated headline from the Swedish tabloid The Evening Post: Doctor Fears: Fatty Foods Will Give You LCHF-Cancer
Google translated Swedish articles:
- Metro: Doctors warn of LCHF-cancer (article including comments by me)
- Expressen: A GI and LCHF diet may increase the risk of breast cancer (also with comments)
- NT: A GI and LCHF diet may increase the risk of cancer (wherein a wise expert summarizes what has caused the increase in breast cancer rates: “no one really knows, they just believe”.)
A Disproven Theory
Do you get breast cancer from fatty foods? Hardly, this is an outdated belief. Modern, well designed studies have shown that a low-fat diet neither prevents breast cancer nor does it make people with breast cancer any healthier. It’s an old and disproven theory.
There are much better explanations for the statistics. Continue Reading →
This is scary. The late Steve Jobs was a vegan and sometimes lived on an all-fruit (sugar) diet. Ashton Kutcher is playing Jobs in the upcoming movie “jOBS”. To get into character Kutcher tried the all-fruit diet. The result? He ended up in the hospital with stomach pains and an inflamed pancreas. His pancreas perhaps had to work extra hard to take care of all that sugar.
It’s scary, as Jobs died from pancreatic cancer.
Here’s a remarkably positive new segment from CBN on how a strict low carb diet might starve cancer and treat epilepsy. The reporter is on low carb herself.
Eating a low carb diet not only reduces glucose levels (possible cancer fuel) somewhat in the body. It also reduces levels of the growth hormones insulin and IGF-1, meaning cancer cells might not get the signal to divide.
A small study again shows the intriguing possibility that lowering insulin slows cancer growth. This time it was done by the common diabetes drug Metformin, but carb restriction might be at least as effective:
Protects you from cancer?
Do you want to lose weight and decrease the risk of breast cancer? We know that low carb diets are better for weight loss than low fat diets, that’s been demonstrated over and over. A new study of the highest quality (RCT) shows that low carb gives more weight loss than a Mediterranean diet as well. It also decreases the cancer stimulating hormone insulin more effectively:
Yet another new study presented at the same conference, an observational study, points in the same direction when it comes to cancer risk:
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