CARBOHYDRATES AND COLUM TUMOR

Intestinal bacteria metabolize carbohydrates, causing the proliferation of intestinal cells and the formation of tumors.

In a recent study conducted by the University of Toronto, doctors found that intestinal bacteria metabolize carbohydrates, causing intestinal cell proliferation and the formation of tumors in mice genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer.

The study, published in the journal Cell, takes into consideration the subjects that can be predisposed, by inheritance, to the development of a colorectal cancer.

Antibiotics and a low carbohydrate diet significantly limit the chances of mice developing this tumor, thus demonstrating that these simple interventions would be able to help prevent a common type of colon-rectal cancer even in humans.

Carbohydrates make up about half of the daily caloric intake in Western nutrition: a high carbohydrate consumption had already been linked to the onset of colorectal cancer by numerous university studies.

It is necessary to limit too refined carbohydrates on our tables (for example flour "0" or "00", white rice) replacing them with integral ones. It is also important to be familiar with the glycemic index, a number that indicates how much one food raises blood sugar levels compared to another shortly after eating: the high glycemic load comes from a diet with many foods that cause a rapid rise in the rate of sugar in the blood, just like those rich in white flour and carbohydrates.

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