High-Carb American Diet The Culprit In Six-Fold Increase Of Esophageal Cancer

Filed under: Study — @ October 25, 2006

Listen to the hat dance this researcher does about low-carb

Last week scientific researchers made the bombshell discovery that eating a high-carb diet can lead to kidney cancer. This week, we learn that consuming excessive carbohydrates can lead to the development of esophageal cancer.

Lead researcher Dr. Vijay S. Khiani from the Cleveland, OH-based Case Western Reserve University analyzed government data on carbohydrate intake and cases of esophageal cancer over a nearly 30-year period.

Dr. Khiani found that there was a “significant relationship between the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma and per-capita consumption of carbohydrates in the American diet.” He derived this from the jump of an additional 100g carbohydrates in the typical American diet today compared with 1973 which runs parallel to the SIX-FOLD increase in the number of esophageal adenocarcinoma cases in that same time period.

Although the researchers make it clear that foods like cereal, high fructose corn syrup, processed foods, and fast food staples such as hamburgers and French fries are the primary reasons for this, Dr. Khiani stopped short of endorsing low-carb plans such as the Atkins diet as a preventative measure.

“We don’t know at this point,” Dr. Khiani explained (you can listen to his exact remarks by playing the video at the top of this post). “Further research still needs to be done to determine whether there is a direct causal relationship” between carbs and esophageal cancer.

Read more details about this damning research study that shows yet again why the low-carb lifestyle is about so much more than simple weight loss–it’s about preserving and improving health as well–by clicking here.


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