Experts from the UK investigated the causes of increased cases of uterine cancer and discovered an unusual dependence. In their view, the increase in the number of diseases is associated with the epidemic of obesity that has emerged in the UK in recent decades.
According to statistics in the 1990's in the UK, 19 women for 100 thousand had uterine cancer, and by 2013 this figure has risen to 29. Each year, uterine cancer in the UK takes the lives of 2 thousand women.
Professor Jonathan Lederman notes that such indicators are of great concern. Scientists could not establish the exact reasons, but they know that uterine cancer is associated with obesity in 1/3 cases, which should not be surprising.
Specialists suggest that in this dependence the growth factor molecules and the hormones stimulating cell division can play a role, which, with a genetic error, can lead to the rapid growth of atypical cells. So, according to scientists, 10 types of cancer, including cancer of the uterus, intestines , mammary glands , liver and pancreas have connections with the wrong diet and excess weight.
The report notes that over the past 20 years, approaches to cancer treatment have changed, which gave patients a better chance of a successful cure. So in 1970, only 60% of women diagnosed with this type of cancer could live more than 10 years, then after 45 years this figure rose to 80%. Despite the obvious positive statistics, scientists need new methods of research on the causes of cancer. In January, at the annual meeting of the Society for the Fight against Cancer, scientists warned that the risk of developing cancer for the next 20 years is maintained by 700,000 people in the UK.
The results of the study were reported by the British Cancer Research Foundation (Cancer Research UK).