Do you have a sweet tooth? You don’t need to be ashamed. Many of us do! Some of us prefer chocolate while others may indulge in cookies or cake but a 2011 study based on data from the Swedish Mammography Cohort may have you thinking twice before reaching for that extra sweet treat this holiday season. The study, which examined 61,226 women age 40-74, found that “Total sucrose intake and consumption of sweet buns and cookies was associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer.” They followed up with these women after 18.4 years and found 729 participants were diagnosed with incident endometrial cancer. When participants consumed sweet buns and cookies more than 3 times per week or 35 grams of sucrose per day their risk increased when compared to consuming less than 15 grams per day or indulging in sweet buns and cookies less than 0.5 times a week. The understanding that sugar has negative effects on our health is nothing new but this study shows how sugar can specifically affect women’s reproductive organs.