A large-scale Swedish study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker and Prevention found that women who regularly eat sweet biscuits, cakes or sweet bread can significantly increase the risk of uterine cancer. Eating more than 3 biscuit sweets a week can increase the risk of uterine cancer by 42%.
The new study, completed by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, surveyed the eating habits of more than 6,000 participants. At the beginning of the study, participants were surveyed on diet, lifestyle, weight and overall health. After 10 years, the surviving participants accepted the same content questionnaire again. All female participants were asked about the frequency of sugar addition in hot drinks and the different types of sweets.
Eighteen years later, the researchers found a total of 729 cases of uterine cancer. Women who frequently eat sweet cakes, sweet bread or sweet biscuits have a 42% increased risk of developing uterine cancer. The study also found that a total daily intake of more than 35 grams of sugar (equivalent to 7 teaspoons), leading to a 36% increase in the incidence of uterine cancer.