Sugary Drinks linked with Endometrial Cancer - Women's Health


Cancer.  Heartbreaking.  

Sugar. Everywhere.

Cancer is growing at alarming rates.

How come it is common for us to know a handful of cancer patients, yet if we were to ask our parents or grandparents this when they were our age, they are hard-pressed to find one cancer acquaintance!  

I love research so here is an interesting study just out: The most common type of endometrial cancer occurred almost 80% more often in postmenopausal women who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened drinks as compared with women who consumed none, a large cohort study showed.

"We found that higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a higher risk of [estrogen-dependent) type I endometrial cancer, regardless of body mass index, physical activity, a history of diabetes, and cigarette smoking," the authors concluded.

"Similarly higher risk of type I endometrial cancer was observed in relation to a higher intake of sugars. The risk of [estrogen-independent] type II endometrial cancer was not associated with intake levels of sugar-sweetened beverages and sugars." Maki Inoue-Choi, PhD, of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis, and co-authors concluded in an article published online inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Consumption of sugar-containing drinks has risen in parallel to the prevalence of obesity in the U. S and Australia., offering one potential explanation for sugar's association with endometrial cancer, which occurs disproportionately in obese women. In developed nations, obesity is associated with at least half of type I endometrial cancers.

Epidemiologic studies have linked a higher intake of sugary drinks to higher risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Collectively, the available evidence provides biological plausibility for sugar-sweetened drink consumption as a contributing factor in endometrial cancer, the authors noted in their introduction.

Ladies, we have enough going on with our bodies and our hormones so replace those drinks with naturally sweetened herbal teas such as cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass, or some sparkling mineral water with splashes of freshly squeezed fruit.  

Any questions please email me. 

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