Weill Cornell links high-fructose corn syrup to colon tumors in mice

A study conducted by the Weill Cornell Medical Center demonstrated that consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day caused tumor growth in mice predisposed to colon cancer. The research explores how high-fructose corn syrup fuels the growth of these colon tumors, as well as a potential strategy to block their growth. Researchers believe the study has implications for cancer treatment and prevention in humans. Even though the work was conducted in mice, it is convincing evidence that sugar may fuel cancer growth, and that people with or at high risk of colon cancer should avoid sugary drinks.

The Weill Cornell Medical Center is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E network. Read more about the study here: https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2019/03/high-fructose-corn-syrup-promotes-colon-tumor-growth-in-mice