Metabolic syndrome associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer

January 13, 2015 5:15 PM

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Past research has indicated that metabolic syndrome increased older women’s the risk of endometrial cancer, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. However, whether the association was due to obesity or metabolic syndrome was unclear.

A new study from the National Institutes of Health demonstrated that metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors that increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and other metabolic-related diseases.

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