According to studies conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the Global Fund for Cancer Research, 59% of endometrial cancer cases could be prevented if women exercised every day for 30 minutes. With them, people can burn body fat and maintain healthy body weight. With exercise, you can prevent 3 of the 5 new cases of endometrial cancer, at least in the United States.
The most common uterine cancer is called endometrial cancer. In the United States, the most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, and endometrial cancer. The other type of uterine cancer, which is not as common, is known as uterine sarcoma. Cancers are very common in women and it accounts for 6% of all cancers in women.
The data in this report come from a review of scientific studies conducted by researchers at these institutions, according to which dietary choices may influence the risk of developing endometrial cancer. For example, drinking a cup of coffee every day, with or without caffeine, can reduce your risk by 7%. In contrast, eating many foods with a high glycemic index, such as sugary products and processed grains, increases this risk.
People believe that this type of endometrial cancer is strictly related to the function of hormones such as estrogen and insulin. Both are also associated with obesity and fat accumulation, another condition that increases the risk of developing cancer. Therefore, exercise not only helps maintain a healthy weight but also reduces estrogen and insulin levels. In addition to these benefits, exercise also strengthens the body’s defense system.
Coffee helps the body reduce the risk of cancer because its composition contains antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, which can prevent DNA damage, improve insulin sensitivity, and inhibit the absorption of glucose in the intestine.
Foods that increase the risk of developing this disease are those that have a high glycemic index in its composition. According to the AICR research study, for every 50 units of “glycemic pregnancy” a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer increases by 15%. Each unit of “glycemic load” is approximately equivalent to the effect of consuming one gram of glucose. The glycemic foods with 70% are the following: white rice and brown rice, white bread, baked white potato without skin. In short, people should benefit from a healthy and balanced diet to avoid cancer and the development of other diseases.
The warning signs for endometrial cancer are the following:
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between periods.
- Pink or watery vaginal discharge.
- Pelvic pain.
- And last but not least pain during intercourse