Endometrial cancer increased 134% in Taiwan from 2003 to 2013

Endometrial cancer increased 134% in Taiwan from 2003 to 2013

Endometrial carcinoma increased 134% from 2003 to 2013 while invasive cancer sufferers declined from 2,796 patients in 1998 to 1,452 patients in 2014.

There was also a percentage drop in the number of cervical cancer patients from 18.91% of total cancer patients in 2003 to 13.51% in 2013, but the number of uterine cancer sufferers increased from 7.35% of total cancer patients in 2003 to 17.20% in 2013.

According to Taiwanese doctors, having less children, Westernization of the diet of the Taiwanese population, overweight and obesity, eating a lot of fried foods such as fried chicken, environmental hormones and the high concentration of plasticizers in food such as DEHP all contribute to the increase in endometrial carcinoma.

The concentration of DEHP, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, in metabolites found in the urine of the Taiwanese in 2011 showed that it is 2 to 3 times higher than in the German population and 1.5 to 4 times higher than in the American population.

Fat contributes to the increase in endometrial carcinoma through the conversion of androgen into estrogen by aromatization through the action of the aromatase (estrogen synthetase, estrogen synthase) enzyme located in estrogen producing cells in the adrenal glands, ovaries, and adipose or fat tissue.   Adipose tissue or fat is recognized as an endocrine organ which produces hormones such as estrogen.  In steroidogenesis, lipid droplets deliver their stored cholesteryl esters  by the action of cholesteryl ester hydrolase.

“Not worth it!”

A 20-year old male college student in Taipei confessed that he loves to smell “body odor” so he went stealing bras from a neighbor’s balcony.  He decided to steal underwear this time, but when he climbed onto the balcony, a “da ma” or “older woman” who was older than his own mother was waiting for him.  At the police station, he confessed:  “It was not worth it!”

Another 29-year-old man in New Taipei City also climbed a neighbor’s balcony to steal women’s underwear.  He confessed that he wanted to steal the underwear for masturbation.  The underwear belonged to a 48-year old woman and a 44-year old woman.   Apparently, the man did not like sexy older women.

How can Taiwan increase its birthrate if young men find stealing women’s underwear more exciting and more attractive than the women themselves?

 

 

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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