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How sugary drinks might raise a woman's risk of endometrial cancer

Women who are postmenopausal may be increasing their risk of the most common type of cancer of the uterus, endometrial cancer, according to an observational study.

Researchers compared women with high intake of sugar-laden beverages to find the link. 

The increase in endometrial cancer was 78 percent higher for women who drank the most sugary beverages. 

The study finding, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, isn't a surprise, said  Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., who led this study as a research associate in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis.

"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 …