The more I read the more I am convinced of the link between diet and cancer. A lot hinges around the role of insulin on stimulating factors involved in cellular division and metabolism.
A diet high in fructose and refined fibreless carbohydrate just keeps hammering away at the pancreas, giving us insulin spikes and a chronic stimulation of the system, ultimately responding in an insulin resistance.
This review article by Dr Elio Riboli notes the increased risk of late onset breast cancer, colon, rectum, endometrial, oesophageal and kidney cancers with obesity. He touches on the association between high sugar and carbohydrate load in the article.
I agree with him on the concept of where we were with the links of tobacco and disease were known for a long time but action took longer.