Obese children have 50% higher risk of colon cancer

Obese children have 50% higher risk of colon cancer

The newest proven reason to reduce childhood obesity is hideous cancers.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University studied the health information of 1.1 million males for 18 years and linked this medical data to the National Cancer Registry. 

They looked at urothelial and colorectal cancer rates in the obese and overweight. 

They found that childhood obesity is associated with a 50% higher risk of urothelial or colorectal cancers. 

Bowel cancers are 97% preventable through diet and lifestyle changes. 

Study titled “Overweight in Adolescence is Related to Increased Risk of Future Urothelial Cancer” as published in the journal Obesity, 2012.  As reported by Reuters and theatlantic.com on July 24 2012.

 

Posted: Friday 21 December 2012

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