Are Carbs the New Cigarettes?


Sugar is the new tobacco, at least in the media. Here’s another example. A new study finds that people eating a diet with a high glycemic index – carbs that rapidly elevate blood sugar – have an elevated risk of lung cancer.

Obviously this is only based on statistics and can’t prove that bad carbs cause lung cancer. But if bad carbs can cause obesity and diabetes, why not cancer too?

Daily Mail: Are Carbs the New Cigarettes? White Bread, Bagels and Rice ‘Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer by 49%’, Experts Warn

Science Daily: Dietary glycemic index linked to lung cancer risk in select populations

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Hispanic Whites


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  1. Pierre
    It is not only based on statistics, but on researches too.

    "Much research shows that it is sugar’s relationship to higher insulin levels and related growth factors that may influence cancer cell growth the most, and increase risk of other chronic diseases. Many types of cancer cells have plenty of insulin receptors, making them respond more than normal cells to insulin’s ability to promote growth. "

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  3. Paul
    What, the daily mail article says "increased consumption of red meat, saturated fats and dairy products are KNOWN to increase the risk of the disease." Emphasis added. What??? This kind of unqualified statement sounds like "fact" and it rattles me and I imagine everyone who practices LCHF. I assume DietDoctor disagrees wholeheartedly?

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