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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 13 February 2012

High carbohydrate and fibre consumption is linked to an increase in endometrial cancer

This study was published in the American  Journal of Epidemiology 2007 Oct 15;166(8):912-23

Study title and authors:
Dietary carbohydrates, glycemic index, glycemic load, and endometrial cancer risk within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort.
Cust AE, Slimani N, Kaaks R, van Bakel M, Biessy C, Ferrari P, Laville M, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, Overvad K.
Nutrition and Hormones Unit, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

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The associations of dietary carbohydrates, dietary glycemic load, and dietary fiber with endometrial cancer risk were analyzed among 288,428 women over a 6.4 year period with a total of 1,842, 995 person years of follow up.

The study found:
  • For every 100 grams per day rise in carbohydrate consumption there is a 61% increased risk of endometrial cancer.
  • For every 50 units per day rise in glycemic load there is a 40% increased risk of endometrial cancer.
  • For every 10 gram per day rise in fibre consumption there is a 27% increased risk of endometrial cancer.

This study shows that a higher carbohydrate and fibre consumption is linked to an increase in endometrial cancer.