Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

“A new study has found that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with an increased risk for endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women. Previous research has found an association between sugary drinks and Type 2 diabetes, but this is the first to find the same association with a specific type of endometrial cancer. In 1986, 23,039 women, mean age 62, completed detailed questionnaires on lifestyle, medical history and diet. The group has been followed annually since then for cancer incidence. Through 2010, there were 506 Type 1 endometrial cancers and 89 Type 2, a more serious form of the disease. The study, published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that all sugars increased the risk for Type 1 endometrial cancer, but sugar-sweetened drinks had the greatest effect. After controlling for other factors, those in the highest one-fifth for sweet drink consumption had a 74 percent higher risk than those in the lowest one-fifth. To read more, click HERE