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Diet of Excess Sugar and Starch Linked to Lung Cancer By Luke Gass

Since sugars and starches have been one of the primary nutrients we have been discussing in class (as well as present in all of the foods we have cooked in our lab) I thought this article would be an appropriate topic for discussion.  Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston discovered that individuals who consumed foods with high glycemic index were as much as 50 percent more likely to develop lung cancer, which is the number 1 cancer killer in the United States.  To avoid these risks, experts recommend merely sticking to a diet containing foods that help you maintain a healthy body weight, with more vegetables and plant-based foods and less sugary foods and red meat.


Discussion Question: Do you believe any parts of your diet put you at risk?  How so?