The news for sugar keeps getting worse. Now scientists have shown that sugar may encourage the growth of cancer. Belgian molecular biologists found that sugar awakens tumour-causing RAS proteins in cancer cells, which can lead to a vicious cycle of cancer growth.
The concern with sugar’s impact has created a game in which people hunt down products with extreme amounts of added sugar. Recently highlighted at conference was a 920ml bottle of popular barbecue sauce with the equivalent of 124 teaspoons of sugar — that’s over 500g of sugar! It shows that what we smear on our steaks and sausages is often sugar with tiny traces of tomato and additives.