Get Stupid & Get Cancer in Convenient, BPA-lined-Hormone-Disrupting Can

by Ravi

If you have not tossed the cola/soda yet – then this post is my effort to get you to do so and do so NOW.

FIRST, we have the study:

“Brain functional magnetic resonance imaging response to glucose and fructose infusions in human.”

published in the journal:

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 229–234, March 2011

which simply states that:

“In normal weight humans, cortical responses to infused glucose are opposite to those of fructose. Differential brain responses to these sugars and their metabolites may provide insight into the neurologic basis for dysregulation of food intake during high dietary fructose intake.”

In plain English? The Chicago Times translates:

“The researchers … found that ‘cortical control areas’ — broad swaths of gray matter that surrounded the hypothalamus — responded quite differently to the infusion of fructose than they did to glucose. Across the limited regions of the brain they scanned … glucose significantly raised the level of neural activity for about 20 minutes following the infusion. Fructose had the opposite effect, causing activity in the same areas to drop and stay low for 20 minutes after the infusion.”


… NOW you know why so many Lotto tickets are sold with a can of soda at convenience stores.

SECOND: Cancer-in-a-can anyone?

There is the study:

Fructose Induces Transketolase Flux to Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth

published in the journal:

American Association for Cancer Research Published OnlineFirst July 20, 2010; doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-09-4615

which simply states that:

These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation. They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.

or as Health Freedom Alliance puts it:

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types. “These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.


THIRD – The “icing on this cake” is the BPA that CocaCola  (and the others…) refuses to remove from the lining of their cans –

from Healthy Holistic living we get this summary:

How does BPA affect me?

According to “More than 130 studies suggest that BPA exposure at very low doses is linked to a staggering number of health problems, including prostate and breast cancer, obesity, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, brain damage, altered immune system, lowered sperm counts, and early puberty.”

Although the safe level of BPA exposure set by U.S. EPA based on experiments conducted prior to 1988 is 50 [parts per billion], some examples of effects at significantly lower doses of BPA include:

Behavioral changes: Many laboratory studies show that low-dose exposure to BPA causes behavioral effects, including hyperactivity (at 30 ppb); increase in aggression (at 2 to 40 ppb); changes in response to painful or fear-provoking stimuli (at 40 ppb); impaired learning (at 100 ppb); reversal of normal sex differences in the brain structure and elimination of sex differences in behavior (at 30 ppb); decreased maternal behavior such as reductions in time spent nursing, increases in time resting away from offspring, and increases in time spent out of the nest (at 10 ppb); altered play and other socio-sexual behaviors (at 40 ppb); and increased susceptibility to drug addiction (at 40-300 ppb).

…. not to mention the fat….

Toss the cans you have left – although you should be aware that they will pollute your local landfill…

Want a **great** alternative to sugared canned soda? Check out our post:

PaleoHydration – Making Water a Tad More Tasty

Post part of Fresh Bites Friday return here

Still drink soda? Just try to justify it right here in the comments:


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