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By Ogechi Eze
10 December 2020   |   4:05 am
A Professor of Biochemistry, Redeemer’s University Nigeria, Bamidele Salau, has said that over 10 types of cancers have been established to have strong links with sugar consumption.

A Professor of Biochemistry, Redeemer’s University Nigeria, Bamidele Salau, has said that over 10 types of cancers have been established to have strong links with sugar consumption.

Salau, who said this at the sixth inaugural lecture of Redeemer’s University located in Ede, Osun State, noted that sugar has been implicated in the causation of metabolic syndrome, which is a scaffold for the development of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes miletus.

Noting that sugar is a dietary factor that has been implicated in the causation of different cancers, he said research has shown that some of the world’s dangerous diseases like diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorder hypertension, among others were connected to sugar consumption.

He said: “It is unusual to associate bitterness to sugar, a substance that is synonymous to anything sweet throughout all ages. There is bitterness in sugar which camouflaged as sweetness and that sucrose which is an important component is a poison, and since no poison is safe, it should be treated as such.”