According to the New England Journal of Medicine, women who drank sugary beverages had a 78% increased risk of getting estrogen related uterine cancer. What’s interesting is that the BMI (obesity) had no influence and the risk of non-estrogen uterine cancer was also not affected.
The world of medicine is constantly changing. What was once “good” is now “bad” and vice versa. It’s hard to believe that cigarettes at one time was not thought to be unhealthy. Some patients might remember the coffee scare in the 1980’s.
Here’s a real puzzler:
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the benefits of lifestyle changes in diabetics. We seem to preach the benefits of diet and exercise until we are blue in the face, but here comes a study that shows that once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, the is NO proof that any healthy interventions prevented heart disease. What they did find was that adopting a healthier lifestyle was able to PREVENT diabetes in the first place.
A direct quote that summarizes the article:
“This meta-analysis showed that lifestyle interventions lowered risk for type 2 diabetes among people at high risk. Among patients already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, findings were sobering: No reduction in 10-year mortality and insufficient evidence to suggest a benefit for cardiovascular or microvascular outcomes.”