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The Sugar / Cancer Connection (And how Zsweet can help)

Cancer and diabetes, two preventable diseases, are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year. In 2012, there were 14.1 million new cases of cancer according to the National Cancer Institute. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes. It is a widely accepted fact that too much sugar in the blood can lead to diabetes and that by making dietary changes we can both prevent and even reverse the disease. But, could the same be said for cancer? According to the following researchers, there is indeed a connection. 

In one study published in the journal Molecular Cell, researchers led by Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, have shown how sugar can directly increase the risk of cancer. They concluded that increased blood sugar levels can lead to increased production of a specific protein known as β-catenin, which has the following significance: 

“Increased activity of β-catenin is known to be a major factor in the development of many cancers and can make normal cells immortal, a key step in early stages of cancer progression.” Science Daily reports.

While these findings may seem alarming, there is a simple solution for decreasing these risks. Dr. Garcia-Jimenez went on to say:

“Changing diet is one of the easiest prevention strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money.”

Experts agree, sugar is wreaking havoc on our health. However, for many people simply knowing the risks of sugar isn’t enough to motivate them to drastically reduce or eliminate it from their diet, they need something to replace it. That’s where we come in.

The endeavor to bring Zsweet to the market was based on our genuine desire to help our family, friends, and customers. Because of the health risks involved with sugar (as discussed in this article) as well as artificial sweeteners, creator Tim Avila wanted to offer a product that would help everyone to drastically reduce their sugar intake and completely eliminate their use of artificial sweeteners. Since 2005, Zsweet has been celebrated as the original safe sugar substitute.