High Intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages tied to 78% Increase Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Risk of endometrial cancer rises with increase in sugar-sweetened drinks

Researchers found that sugar-sweetened beverage intake was associated with an increased risk – up to 78% higher – type I, but not type II of endometrial cancer.

Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and eighth most common cause of cancer death among women in the United States.

Studies have shown women’s risk of endometrial cancer increases with higher levels of estrogen in the body – for example, increased estrogen due to diethylstilbestrol DES or taking hormone therapy for the symptoms of menopause.

Researchers found that sugar-sweetened beverage intake was associated with an increased risk – up to 78% higher – type I, but not type II of endometrial cancer. However, its association with endometrial cancer is unclear.

Read Risk of endometrial cancer rises with increase in sugar-sweetened drinks, by Bahar Gholipour, Mother Nature Network

Sources: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and the Risk of Type I and Type II Endometrial Cancer among Postmenopausal Women, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, AACR, 22 Nov 2013 – abstractfull PDF

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