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Study: Chocolate Can Make Diseases More Deadly

By on December 9, 2016 in Diet, Health with 0 Comments

Research suggests that eating chocolates, biscuits and bread can make diseases deadlier – especially to cancer patients. This is because chocolates have an ingredient that can stimulate a protein called CD36 in humans. Palm oil, which is in more chocolate, cookies and sweets,  stimulates the production of CD36, that is responsible for the tumours to metastasize or spread throughout body. Also, standard dietary fats consumption stimulates CD36, permitting cancer cells to spread to the body.


Recently the Institute for Research in Barcelona performed a test on mice where they injected them with cutting-edge human mouth cancer and fed them with either low-fat or high-fat diet. Once the cancer mice were exposed to the CD36, the metastasis developed. However, only half of the test subjects ended up without their tumours spreading.

New research found that antibodies, when used, will block the protein and will completely prevent the metastasis in mice. While in mice with existing cancer which already spread, the progress was stopped by a fifth. Researchers are now working to develop anti-body-based therapies suitable for humans that will target the CD36. According to the lead researcher Professor Salvador Benitah, he said: “In mice inoculated with human tumour cells, there appears to be a direct link between fat intake and an increase in metastatic potential through CD36.”

The hope is to stop it before it spreads to vital organs.

More studies and research about the relation of the consumption of saturated fats and sugar that harm  cancer patients is needed.

Which is also alarming is we consume these products unknowingly as a result of  what we eat. Fat has its own function to our body, but we need to control the intake of it or else it will soon affect our health.



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