Does cancer thrive on sugar?

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Pam Stephan writes a well-blanced article on about.com exploring the truth of the cancer loves sugar adage.

This familiar saying, “cancer loves sugar” has been around since the 1924 publication of Dr. Otto Warburg’s paper, “On metabolism of tumors.” Warburg was a Nobel Prize winning cell biologist who wrote, “Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” Many people who referred to his work in later years misquoted Warburg’s statement by saying, “cancer loves sugar.”

Read Pam’s article here to find out the truth behind the saying.