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Monday, October 18, 2010
The obesity, estrogen, cancer connection.
Endometrial cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women. Its primary risk factors include exposure to high estrogen levels and obesity, which is known to elevate chances of developing the disease by between three and five fold.
According to a recent study, vitamin D supplementation “inhibited the carcinogenic effect of obesity on the endometrium”, in mouse models of obesity.
Sources: Dietary Vitamin D Exposure Prevents Obesity-Induced Increase in Endometrial Cancer in Pten+/− Mice
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