Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

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Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use*.

Pablo Sierra Gonzalez et al, Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0729-3

Tumor, tumours, cancer, mannose, d-mannose, sugar, glucose, energy

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