Number of young people developing bowel cancer has jumped by a FIFTH in a decade amid obesity crisis
The proportion of cases in people under 50 in the US has risen from 10 per cent in 2004 to 12.2 per cent in 2015, according to experts at the University of Texas at Austin. Similar trends have been seen in the UK.
Study shows people with more Bacteroidales bacteria may have up to 15% more risk of diseaseBacteria in the gut might influence the chance of developing bowel cancer, research suggests, in the latest study to link human health to the microbes within.The gutmicrobiome– the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut – is a booming topic of research, with scientists suggesting certain microbial makeups could be linked to conditions ranging from anxiety to obesity.Continue reading...
For every 12 months spent obese or overweight as an adult, the risk of dying after a breast or bowel cancer diagnosis in later life rises by up to four per cent - according to a major new study.
Data from Cancer Research UK shows obesity causes 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking every year. Smoking remains the leading preventable cause.
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AbstractBackgroundObesity is a rising social and economic burden. Patients with obesity often suffer from stigmatization and discrimination. Underrecognition of obesity as a disease could be a contributing factor. The present study aimed to compare attitudes towards obesity with other chronic diseases and to evaluate the recognition of need of professional treatment.MethodsNine hundred and forty-nine participants (subgroups: general population, patients with obesity, nurses in training, nurses, medical students, physicians) were randomized to video teaching on obesity and control. Questionnaires on the burden and influence...
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Rate among people aged 20-39 rose 7.4% a year between 2008 and 2016, researchers sayBowel cancer is on the increase among young people in Europe, researchers have discovered, with expanding waistlines thought to play a role in the rise.The condition is most common in the elderly, but some research suggests it is more aggressive in young people. According torecent figures, it is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with about 16,000 deaths a year. More than half of bowel cancer cases are thought to be preventable.Continue reading...
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Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Scientists have established it has strong causal links to poor diet, lack of activity, obesity, smoking and alcohol – and these are all things you can control.