Excessive consumption of sweet drinks increases the risk of uterine cancer

The latest research shows that excessive consumption of sugary sweet drinks such as cola and fruit juice by women is likely to increase the risk of uterine cancer. The study was conducted by Inoue Maki-Choi and others at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The findings were published in the American Journal of Medicine, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker Prevention.

Inoue Maki and other researchers used 23039 menopausal women as subjects to investigate the consumption of sugary drinks and fruit drinks, sugar-free drinks, desserts, starches, white sugar, etc., from 1986 to 2010. A 24-year follow-up survey analyzed the relationship between the consumption of sweets and the incidence of uterine cancer.

After excluding other relevant factors that may lead to uterine cancer, it was found that the more the sugary drink is consumed, the higher the risk of uterine cancer. After dividing the amount of drinking into five groups in order of increasing order, the risk of uterine cancer in the group that drank the most was 1.8 times that of the group that did not drink sugary drinks.

Although there is a correlation between the risk of uterine cancer and the intake of white sugar, the only risk of uterine cancer is “type I (estrogen-dependent)”, which is affected by female estrogen, and is not affected by estrogen. The risk of uterine cancer in type II (non-estrogen-dependent) is independent of white sugar intake.

Drinking too much sugary beverages leads to lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes. In the past, there have been media reports that sugary drinks killed 180,000 people in a year. Therefore, researchers believe that governments should limit the sale of sugary drinks.