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The Prevention of Endometrial Cancer

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Key Findings

  • Excess body fat is one of the strongest factors that increases risk for this cancer.
  • A high-glycemic-load diet (a diet high in sugary foods, sugary drinks and processed foods high in carbohydrates) increases risk
  • Daily moderate physical activity reduces the risk.
  • Drinking coffee – both decaffeinated and caffeinated – reduces the risk.

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PREVENTABILITY

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59% of US endometrial cancers — about 29,500 cases — can be prevented by being active and a healthy weight.

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity,
And Cancer of The Endometrium

Source: AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project Report: Endometrial Cancer, September 2013
STRENGTH OF CURRENT EVIDENCE DECREASES
RISK
INCREASES
RISK
CONVINCING
Effect on Risk:
  Body fatness
PROBABLE
Effect on Risk:
Coffee
Physical activity
Glycemic load

Published on March 10, 2014

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