So, who is the gluten-free nutcase now? Not me! A recent medical university study finds that reducing carbohydrate intake can also reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Wheat, barley and rye are especially bad carbohydrates that have strong associations between obesity, diabetes, and even cancer risk. The fact is that there are distinct biological similarities among obesity, diabetes and cancer where certain carbohydrates produce an over-activation of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis, which increases the availability of IGF in the blood. These receptors are supposed to be active in growing children but not-so-much in adults.
A Harvard study way back in 1999 found the association between carbohydrates and high levels of IGF that significantly increase the risks of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer – but no one was listening then… Can you hear me now?