A diet high in sugar has long been implicated in a range of serious health ailments, from diabetes and obesity to heart disease. Now there’s more bad news for dessert lovers: A positive correlation has been found between sugar and cancer.

Molecular biologists in Belgium just published in Nature Communications the results of a nine-year study that showed that the way in which cancer cells process sugar can stimulate tumor growth.

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Medical tourism - traveling to another country to obtain treatment - isn’t a new concept, but the lure of unregulated stem cell therapy has patients risking their lives for a miracle cure.  

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