Published On: Fri, Oct 12th, 2018

Obese Young Women Could Be At Increased Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

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Findings of a new research have found an association between obesity and increased risk for colorectal cancer in young women.

The rate of colorectal cancer has been increasing in people below 50 years old, and declining in older people.

A 2017 study conducted by the American Cancer Society researchers showed that the incidence rates of colon cancer in adults between 20 and 39 years old have increased by one

percent to two percent per year between the mid-1990s to 2013.

Incidents of rectal cancer also increased by about three percent per year from 1974 to 2013 in this age group.

Rates of colon cancer in adults between 40 and 54 years old, on the other hand, increased by only 0.5 percent to one percent per year from the mid-1990s through 2013. Rectal cancer increased by two percent per year from the 1990s to 2013.

A new observational study now hints at why more young people are diagnosed and dying from the disease.

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Obese Young Women Could Be At Increased Risk Of Colorectal Cancer