Scientists have named the sugar, which helps in the fight against cancer

Ученые назвали сахар, который помогает в борьбе с раком

The monosaccharide mannose slows the growth of tumors and enhances the efficacy of chemotherapy.

Experts have found that mannose, one of the substitutes of glucose, not only protects the body against the development of obesity, but also has anti-cancer properties. This is stated in an article published in the journal Nature.

One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is that they absorb unusual amounts of nutrients and oxygen, using them to their uncontrolled growth and reproduction.

“Tumor cells consume vast amounts of glucose that can be used to destroy cancer. The problem is that this sugar and consume healthy tissue. We found that cancer Taurus are not able to digest mannose, which slows down their growth, but no effect on normal cells,” said one of the study participants Kevin Ryan.

Earlier it was reported that American scientists have learned to predict the development of cancer.

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