Sugar Increases Cancer Risk: Study
STOCKHOLM ~ Heavy consumption of sugary drinks and food increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a Swedish study released this week showed.
“Scientists have now, for the first time, shown that the consumption of sweetened food and drink affects a person’s chances of developing pancreatic cancer,” the Karolinska Institute said in a statement.
Consuming soft drinks and adding sugar to coffee are common ways of increasing the risk.
Gorillas â€˜Harbor AIDS-Like Virusâ€™
Gorillas appear to be widely infected by a close relation to the AIDS virus, according to a study that appeared on Thursday in the British journal Nature.
French scientists made the startling discovery – which has wide implications for the illegal market in bushmeat – as they were looking for traces of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) among chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees have already been closely implicated in the origin of AIDS. The apes are believed to have initially spread SIV to Man, where the agent mutated into a form that adapted to a human host – the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Filed under: Health