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Interesting theory regarding 'high oxygen and low sugar'

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alligatorpointer
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After reading this article at the following link, I thought the part of the theory about 'high oxygen and low sugar' as cancer inhibitors was interesting. Link: http://tinyurl.com/kyptrr7

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alligatorpointer
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Here is a quote from the article :  "This could provide clues to future treatments. For example, when life took the momentous step from single cells to multicellular assemblages, Earth had low levels of oxygen. Sure enough, cancer reverts to an ancient form of metabolism called fermentation, which can supply energy with little need for oxygen, although it requires lots of sugar.

Davies and Lineweaver predict that if cancer cells are saturated with oxygen but deprived of sugar, they will become more stressed than healthy cells, slowing them down or even killing them."

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donfoo
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"Also like aging, cancer generally cannot be cured but its effects can certainly be mitigated, for example, by delaying onset and extending periods of dormancy.

This part was not so great to read.

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Yes, but it could extend your life for 10, 20, 30 years.

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