Foods that contain lots of carbohydrates and sugar is bad for health risks are known. In addition to triggering diabetes, such foods have been found to trigger breast cancer in women who have undergone menopause.
A study conducted in Europe found no relationship between the ‘glycemic load’ high with breast cancer. It means a lot of high glycemic load foods that cause spikes in blood sugar quickly. The culprits are processed foods, white flour, potatoes and sweets.
Sweet fruit also can actually raise blood sugar quickly. But because low-calorie, then the fruit is not much trigger an increase in glycemic load.
Breast cancer associated with glycemic load is a breast cancer estrogen receptor (ER) negative. Amounts to about a quarter of all cases of breast cancer. Though few, these cancers are usually affected worse than cancer with positive RE because it tends to grow faster and do not respond to hormone therapy.
“In general, foods with high glycemic load was not a healthy menu. Foods such as these have been found associated with many negative health conditions,” said Christina Clarke, a researcher at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in Fremont as reported by Reuters . (more…)