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Overweight, obesity in early adulthood tied to higher risk of early-onset colorectal cancer


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Reuters Health - 11/01/2022 - People who are overweight or obese in their 20s are at increased risk of developing early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC), researchers in Germany report.  Their study "strongly supports suggestions that recent increases in prevalence of obesity in younger generations may be an important factor in the increases in incidence of early-onset CRC in many countries," they write in Gastroenterology.  Dr. Hermann Brenner of the German Cancer Research Center, in Heidelberg, and colleagues also note that several countries have seen a rise in early-onset CRC, despite stable or declining rates in older adults.


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