RIDICULOUS STUDY: The results of a 10-year study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden claims regularly snacking on biscuits, cakes or buns can significantly increase a woman’s chances of developing “womb cancer.” According to the Daily Mail, the study says women who treat themselves two to three times a week were 33 percent more likely to suffer from the disease.
The findings come from a ten-year study in Sweden which looked at the eating habits of more than 60,000 women. Scientists wanted to investigate links between sugary diets and the development of tumours in the womb. Also known as endometrial cancer, it affects around 6,400 women a year in the UK and kills an estimated 1,000 annually.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm wanted to see if there was a direct link between the amount of sweet foods eaten and the onset of cancer. They studied data from thousands of women who, in 1987, completed questionnaires on diet, lifestyle, weight and general health. Ten years later, those still alive were given the same questions again.
All the women were asked how often they added sugar to their hot drinks or food and what was well their intake of different types of sugary foods. When the researchers took these earlier findings and matched them up to data showing how many of the women went on to develop endometrial cancer, they found a total of 729 cases in the 18 years from the start of the study.
They found little or no increase in risk from eating certain high-sugar items such as sweets, soft drinks, jam or marmalade. But women who frequently snacked on sweet cakes, buns or biscuits were up to 42 per cent more likely to get cancer. Source
Well, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That’s the only way I can sum this up. Anything done to the extreme will always have disastrous effects. We all get that.