Belgian Scientist say they’ve made research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer.

Researchers found that yeast with high levels of sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors,making cell grow faster.The finding,published in Nature Communications on Friday,aims to shed light on how cancer develops.

John Thevelein,Wim Versees and Veerle Janssens started researching sugar’s link to caner in 2008 to try and better understand what’s called Warburg effect,when tumor cells make energy through a rapid breakdown of glucose not seen in normal cells.That energy fuels tumor growth.

The research “is able to explain the coloration between the strength of the Warburg effect and tumor aggressiveness,” Thevelein, from KU Leuven in Belgium, said in a release.

The finding is not a medical breakthrough,and it doesn’t prove that eating a low-sugar diet could change a cancer diagnosis.

“The findings are not sufficient to identify the primary cause of the Warburg effect,”Thevelein said in a release.”Further research is needed.”

Victoria Stevens, a cancer researcher with the American Cancer Society who was not involved in the study, said this research is great,but it comments on only “about one product made during the breakdown of glucose to produce energy.”In other words,it’s a small step in a long process.