Soft drinks may increase the risk of endometrial cancer
Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 10:45 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:08 pm
Older age, obesity, early start of menstruation, and hormone therapy are among the many risk factors associated with uterine cancer. But apart from these, a recent study published in the Journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention revealed that soft drinks may also increase your risk of developing this life-threatening disease.
In a study that looked into 23,000 post-menopausal women, individuals who consumed sugar-sweetened drinks were 72% more at risk of uterine cancer. Experts believe sugar-sweetened beverages increase the level of estrogen in the body. Because post-menopausal women are not able to shed their endometrial lining regularly, increased estrogen level may cause their lining to thicken, thereby increasing their risk of uterine cancer.
Unfortunately, these are not the only risk factors associated with endometrial cancer. Power morcellators, for instance, may cause the spread of undetected cancer in the uterus during laparoscopic procedures. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by this medical device, consult with our legal team at Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071 today.