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04-17-2007, 04:24 PM
A major European study has found that women with high blood sugar levels are at an increased risk of developing cancer.

High blood sugar levels can be caused by eating too much sugary food, and also by disease conditions such as diabetes.

The study, which looked at 64,500 people over the course of 13 years, linked high blood sugar with cancers of the pancreas, skin, womb, and urinary tract. High blood sugar was also linked to breast cancer for women under 49.

Women in the top quarter of blood sugar readings had a 26 percent higher chance of developing cancer than those in the bottom quarter.

The research also found evidence that rates of unusually high blood sugar levels increase with advancing age.

Diabetes Care, Vol. 30, No. 3, March 2007: 561-567

BBC News March 21, 2007

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04-17-2007, 05:18 PM
I hope I don't go off on a rant about refined sugar. In my opinion refined sugar is just sweet rat poison.

Chemicaly is is very similar to many narcotics.

It has no good qualities

I'm going to shut up before I go off on a typical rant.

04-17-2007, 05:35 PM
It has no good qualities
no doubt about that...

04-18-2007, 02:33 PM
"Sweet Poison"

Thanks for the reality.

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04-19-2007, 10:30 AM
so we should cut down using sugar

be careful

04-19-2007, 03:31 PM

04-20-2007, 09:27 AM
Asselamu aleykum,

I can't give up on sugar. But I'll try to reduce the amount. :p

Almost everything these days can give you cancer, I'm getting scared. :skeleton:

04-20-2007, 12:34 PM
Alhumdullilah you have the intention to decrease the amount of sugar intake, may Allah help you to be successful in reducing the foods that are not good for your body, but increase in the foods that will make a strong and healthy Muslim.

That is because there is not one factor that causes cancer, there are several factors and sometimes in a combination. Hence, why educating ourselves in general is so important.

04-20-2007, 12:44 PM

I hate sugar (As Woodrow said about Sweet Poison) :thumbs_up ..I havent eat them since 4 years ago..

Also another called Aspartame, this sweetener is marketed under a number of trademark names, such as Equal, NutraSweet, Canderel, and Natrataste and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide. It is commonly used in diet soft drinks, and is often provided as a table condiment. It is also used in some brands of chewable vitamin supplements and common in many sugar-free chewing gums. However, aspartame is not always suitable for baking because it often breaks down when heated and loses much of its sweetness. In the European Union, it is also known under the E number (additive code) E951. Aspartame is also one of the sugar substitutes used by diabetics.

Aspartame is a subject of vigorous public controversy due to perceived health risks.

Aspartame is an attractive sweetener because it is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar in typical concentrations, without the high energy value of sugar. While aspartame, like other peptides, has a caloric value of 4 kilocalories (17 kilojoules) per gram, the quantity of aspartame needed to produce a sweet taste is so small that its caloric contribution is negligible, which makes it a popular sweetener for those trying to avoid calories from sugar. The taste of aspartame is not identical to that of sugar: the sweetness of aspartame has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some consumers find it unappealing. Blends of aspartame with acesulfame potassium are purported to have a more sugar-like taste, and to be more potent than either sweetener used alone.

Like many other peptides, aspartame may hydrolyze (break down) into its constituent amino acids under conditions of elevated temperature or high pH. This makes aspartame undesirable as a baking sweetener, and prone to degradation in products hosting a high-pH, as required for a long shelf life. The stability of aspartame under heating can be improved to some extent by encasing it in fats or in maltodextrin. The stability when dissolved in water depends markedly on pH. At room temperature, it is most stable at pH 4.3, where its half-life is nearly 300 days. At pH 7, however, its half-life is only a few days. Most soft-drinks have a pH between 3 and 5, where aspartame is reasonably stable. In products that may require a longer shelf life, such as syrups for fountain beverages, aspartame is sometimes blended with a more stable sweetener, such as saccharin.

In products such as powdered beverages, the amine in aspartame can undergo a Maillard reaction with the aldehyde groups present in certain aroma compounds. The ensuing loss of both flavor and sweetness can be prevented by protecting the aldehyde as an acetal.



Muslim Knight
04-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Anything with preservatives can be potential carcinogen.

04-20-2007, 06:24 PM
May Allah guide the Ummah to be strong, healthy and prosperous.

Allah knows our intentions. We can do our best by trying to eat and find the best quality food as possible.

It's not the quantity we eat that counts... it is the Quality

04-20-2007, 10:04 PM
Aspartame is an interesting sugar substitute. I believe it could be very usefull if people used it right. Itt is interesting how it was discovered. It comes from the habit of putting fruit in cereal. It did not take long that people learned if you put ripe bananas in cereal, it tastes sweeter. Ripe Bananas mixed with milk make aspartame.

It is 200 times sweeter then sugar so a very low amount does equal a lot of sugar in taste. Sadly it can not be used in cooked products and people tend to misuse it. People seem to want a sweeter taste so more then a safe amount of it gets used.

Some how we have to break this addiction for sweet taste.

04-20-2007, 11:48 PM
true akhi --but ppl with PKU should avoid Aspartame at all costs, especially if women of child bearing age...

brown sugar is the best, in my opinion... considering many foods we ingest get broken down to sugar anyhow, through one biochemical process of another.. fructose from fruits is obviousely better than glucose from carbohydrate breakdown... I tend to favor purely unadulterated organic products to synthetic sugars and dyes...

04-20-2007, 11:54 PM
Try telling that to our Red Bull junky friends...


04-21-2007, 04:07 AM
I tend to favor purely unadulterated organic products to synthetic sugars and dyes...
Organic comes with a handful of benefits and social causes. Not only do we get the wholesome healthy foods that is free from chemicals, it also promotes the health and care of the environment, plants, animals, and ecosystems.

04-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Anything processed is bad for you.

The irony with this thread is that there is a tradition form of chemotherapy that uses sugar to attack cancer. This is different than the traditional form of cancer.

04-22-2007, 06:39 PM
I have not head of that...

04-22-2007, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by Pure
I have not head of that...
I believe its called Insulin Potentiation Therapy (sp?). Cancerous cells are attracted to sugar. So people came with a form of chemotherapy which contains sugar in it.

When the patient is given this type of chemotherapy, the cancerous cells are attracted to the medicine (although I believe chemotherapy is a poison. Worse than cancer. Thats another subject though). The chemotherapy then kills the cancerous cells.

This seems to be more efficient compared to the traditional form of chemotherapy. IPT isnt widely used, however.

They used it on my sister when she had cancer.

- Omar

04-23-2007, 05:08 AM
Some interesting thought about The insulin Therapy.

Insulin potentiation therapy: A dangerous alternative cancer treatment
What does Mayo Clinic think about insulin potentiation therapy as a treatment for cancer?
- Nan / New Jersey
Mayo Clinic oncologist Timothy Moynihan, M.D., and colleagues answer select questions from readers.

Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is an unproven and dangerous alternative cancer treatment. It's based on the theory that injected insulin increases the therapeutic effects of chemotherapy drugs so that lower doses are needed. Proponents claim that IPT is an effective cancer treatment that also dramatically reduces the adverse side effects of chemotherapy. However, no clinical trials have been done to validate those claims.

Advocates of insulin potentiation therapy believe that cancer cells consume more sugar (glucose) than healthy cells do and as a result are more sensitive to insulin. IPT is performed by injecting insulin in the arm, followed by an injection of chemotherapy drugs. The insulin causes low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which supposedly makes cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy drugs. However, this is unproved. Also, if too much insulin is given, it can cause dangerously low levels of blood sugar, which can result in seizures, coma, shock, stroke and even death.

While insulin potentiation therapy has been used for decades in Mexico and some other countries, there is absolutely no scientific evidence that it works or is safe.
Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alt...atment/AN01205

Why You Should Stay Away from
Insulin Potentiation Therapy
Robert Baratz, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is one of several unproven, dangerous treatments that is promoted by a small group of practitioners without trustworthy evidence that it works. It is claimed to be effective against cancer, infectious diseases, arthritis, and many other conditions. Several patents have been issued, but patents are based on whether or not something appears to be original. Proof of effectiveness is not required.
Source: http://www.quackwatch.org/01Quackery...ancer/ipt.html

Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) was developed in the 1930s in Mexico by Donato Perez Garcia, Sr, MD and has been explored by a few physician practices (Ayre, 2000). Specifically, the person reports to an IPT clinic after having had nothing to eat or drink (other than water) for 6 to 8 hours. Intravenous fluids are started, and the patient is given a dose of insulin based on his or her body weight. For people with cancer, low doses of chemotherapy drugs are given a few minutes later so they reach the bloodstream after the insulin has started to lower the patient’s blood sugar. This is called the “therapeutic moment” by some IPT providers.

At this point, the patient usually has some symptoms of hypoglycemia which can be quite severe, especially the first time, as people can respond differently to a standard dose of insulin. The IV infusion is switched to a high-sugar solution to raise the blood sugar. After the symptoms of low blood sugar begin to improve, the patient may be given food to raise the blood sugar further. At the next treatment, the insulin dose may be raised or lowered, depending on the patient’s response to the first dose.

Between treatments, the patient may be given chemotherapy drugs by mouth, and also get vitamins or other supplements. Treatment is usually provided twice weekly, generally for 12 to 18 sessions. After the first round of treatment is completed, some patients are advised they need additional “maintenance” sessions (American Cancer Society website, 2006).
Source: http://medpolicy.bluecrossca.com/pol...entiation.html

04-23-2007, 02:40 PM
alhumdullilah I am glad to hear of alternative therapies in dealing with cancer... the chemo therapies really weakens the body.

Whats important after the treatments and the cancer is gone.. is prevention!! so that inshallah the cancer does not come back again.

04-23-2007, 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
Some interesting thought about The insulin Therapy.
Yeah, I have read some of the (similar) stuff you posted above. Thing is, much of the alternative stuff isnt recognized/approved by the doctors and pharmacies atleast here in this U.S.

That is why its being used outside of U.S.

Its all about the money. The conventional medicine doesnt cure you, but treat.

The alternative medicine cures you.

04-23-2007, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Pure
alhumdullilah I am glad to hear of alternative therapies in dealing with cancer... the chemo therapies really weakens the body.

Whats important after the treatments and the cancer is gone.. is prevention!! so that inshallah the cancer does not come back again.
Chemotherapy is a poison. It does way more harm than good. Its worse than the cancer itself.

- Omar

04-24-2007, 01:51 PM
perhaps there should be a thread opened up for alternative cancer treatments that are out there..

04-24-2007, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Pure
perhaps there should be a thread opened up for alternative cancer treatments that are out there..
Not just for cancer, but other illnesses as well.

04-27-2007, 07:01 PM
147 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
46. Sugar causes food allergies.
47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
54. Sugar can cause cataracts.
55. Sugar can cause emphysema.
56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
75. Sugar can cause depression.
76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
92. Sugar feeds cancer.
93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
100. Sugar is an addictive substance.
101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
117. Sugar may induce cell death.
118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
120. Sugar can lead to prostate cancer.
121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
134. Sugar causes constipation.
135. Sugar causes varicous veins.
136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.
143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.
147. The more soft drinks, fruit juice and sugary snacks a person eats, the lower the high density lipoproteins (HDL).

By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

04-27-2007, 07:24 PM
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
I can only eat sugar in realll small amounts or else I get the most horrible migraines. And I have that book at home, lick the sugar habit, its really interesting !.

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