Serious risk of colorectal cancer for obese teenagers

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.08.01
Serious risk of colorectal cancer for obese teenagers
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Adolescents with obesity problems risk more than their peers, as adults, colorectal cancer. The alarm has been sounded by a maxi-research released by the Rabin Medical School and Tel Aviv University. They have monitored the state of health of more than two million adolescents who underwent screening and clinical examinations between 1967 and 2012. Overweight and obesity were associated with 53% and 54% higher risks of colon cancer for men and women, respectively. Obesity was associated with a 71% increased risk of rectal cancer in men and more than a twofold increased risk in women. Such results are important to define and not underestimate the fight against childhood obesity

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