Sorry sugar, it’s over

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.