Study shows the relationship between weight gain and uterine cancer

Study shows the relationship between weight gain and uterine cancer
Study shows the relationship between weight gain and uterine cancer


Obesity and excessive weight gain are now classified as a health disease that has causes, symptoms, and treatment methods. It is known that obesity has several serious health complications, and it is directly aligned with the risk of a number of diseases.

In this context, with regard to women's health, it was found that obesity has a significant impact on women's health in particular, and here is a study that adds a new negative impact related to uterine cancer, here are the details.


Obesity and uterine cancer


According to a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine, being overweight nearly doubles the risk of developing uterine cancer, and in a study conducted by the University of Bristol that is one of the first studies to discover that for every 5 extra units of body mass index, a woman's risk of developing uterine cancer ( endometriosis) nearly doubles (88% increase).


The danger of obesity


The international study looked at genetic samples from nearly 120,000 women from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, of whom about 13,000 had uterine cancer.

The researchers examined markers for 14 traits that could be linked to obesity and uterine cancer, and discovered two hormones  fasting insulin and testosterone  that increased the risk of uterine cancer.

By pinpointing exactly how obesity increases cancer risk, such as hormones, scientists in the future could use drugs to reduce or increase the level of these hormones in people who are already at risk of developing cancer.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Hazlewood, lead author of the paper, said: This study is an interesting first step in how genetic analyzes can be used to reveal exactly how obesity causes cancer, and what can be done to treat it. The links between obesity and uterine cancer are well known. But this is one of the largest studies that has looked at exactly why this is at a molecular level.


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