Too many biscuits increases womb cancer risk

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  • It seems that having a chocolate biscuit or a creamy cake with a cup of tea may not just pile on pounds, but increase a woman’s chances of womb cancer

    A new study has revealed that snacking on the odd biscuit or cake throughout the week may not be dramatically adding inches to our waistlines, but could increase a woman’s chances of womb cancer.

    Research found that women who snacked on certain sugary treats two to three times a week were 33 percent more likely to fall victim to womb cancer, compared to women who can resist a chocolate biscuit or bun.  

    Furthermore, women who indulged in biscuits and cakes more than three times a week were 42 percent more likely to develop a tumour.

    ‘These data may prove to be of major public health significance if they confirmed by other studies in other populations,’ say researchers.

    Although, some sugary treats, such as sweets, soft drinks and jam do not increase the risk of a woman developing cancer of the womb, women who do exceed a sugar intake of over 35 grams per day faced a 36 percent increased chance of developing a tumour in the womb.

    “This study shows eating lots of sugar and certain sugary food may not increase the risk if womb cancer, but would need to see these results repeated in other large studies like this before we can draw any firm conclusions,’ says Yinka Ebo, senior health information manager at Cancer Research UK.



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