Coffee Protects against Womens Cancer, study finds

Posted on September 12, 2013 by


According to a study published yesterday by the American Institute for Cancer Research, physical activity and coffee protect against endometrial cancer.

The study panel noted that there is a “strength of evidence” that body fatness and glycemic load are a cause of of endometrial cancer.

The evidence that body fatness (which the Panel interprets to be reflected by body mass index (BMI), measures of abdominal girth and adult weight gain) is a cause of endometrial cancer is convincing.

Evidence for red meat and non-starchy vegetables is less consistent and is no longer suggestive of an association for either exposure, so no conclusions could be drawn.

What’s Glycemic Load? Glycemic load measures the blood-sugar-raising power per serving of food. Here’s the lowdown on the equations used to figure the load. First you multiply the GI of a food by the amount of grams of carbohydrate in a specific serving, and then that number is divided by 100. A glycemic load of 10 or less is low, 11 to 19 is medium, 20 or more is high. If you add up the glycemic load amounts for your entire day, a total GL amount of 80 or less is considered low. Your daily GL shouldn’t exceed 120.

A high GL food food can be a frozen white bagel or vanilla cake with vanilla frosting according to Harvard Medical School.

This is useful and helpful information to women everywhere.


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