Cancer cells love sugar. More specifically, fructose and glucose fuel pancreatic cancer cell growth. But, writes Conner Middelmann Whitney, while recent research reported in "Cancer Research" was done on pancreatic cancer, experts say the findings may not be unique to it. "These findings serve as a powerful reminder that anyone wishing to curb their cancer risk should start by reducing the amount of sugar they eat." It's the first time a link has been shown between fructose and cancer proliferation. Americans consume large amounts of fructose, mainly in high-fructose corn syrup used in soft drinks, bread and other processed foods.