A new study has shown that as women drink more sugar-filled drinks, such as Pepsi and Coke, their risk of developing estrogen-dependent type 1 endometrial cancer rises, a form of uterine cancer. This is from the Telegraph…
For those who drank the most high sugar soft drinks – up to around 60 servings a week – had a 78 per cent higher risk of developing the cancer.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota used data from 23,039 postmenopausal women to examine their dietary over 12 months against any later diagnosis of cancer.
The findings build on other research that has linked obesity to the increased risk of this form of cancer.
Maki Inoue-Choi, who led this study at the school of public health at the University of Minnesota, said: “Other studies have shown increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has paralleled the increase in obesity.
“Obese women tend to have higher levels of estrogens and insulin than women of normal weight.
“Increased levels of estrogens and insulin are established risk factors for endometrial cancer.”
The researchers, whose findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, also examined whether other sweetened food increased the risk.
They found no association between sweet snacks, cakes or starchy foods and cancer. Sugar free soft drinks also did not appear to increase the risk of cancer.