A Sour Side of Sugary Beverages

Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with almost 80% higher risk of type 1 estrogen-dependent endometrial cancer compared to those who consumed none. This was independent of body mass index, physical activity, diabetes and cigarette smoking. These significant findings came from analysis of 23,039 postmenopausal participants in the Iowa Women's Health Study. PositiveTip: Remember,…

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Physical Activity Lowers the Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Women who had the greatest lifetime physical activity and who continued moderate intensity activity had 56% lower risk of endometrial cancer, compared to those who were least active. Women who were obese and overweight, and therefore at highest risk, benefitted the most from an active lifestyle.PositiveTip: Keep moving throughout life! Make moderate physical activity a…

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Soy Food Intake Appears Protective for Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer

A meta-analysis of five published studies on soy food intake and risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers revealed that those women who consumed the highest amounts of soy had the lowest risk of these cancers. More than 169,000 women from China, Italy, Japan and the U.S. were included in the studies. It is postulated that the soy…

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