Teenage Obesity May Increase Risk of Bowel Cancer We all know that obesity can lead to a host of health problems. However, recent research has uncovered yet another alarming link – Teenagers who are overweight may face an increased risk of bowel cancer. Researchers followed nearly 240,000 Swedish men for 35 years. The findings are stark – overweight teens had twice the risk of bowel cancer. The figures were even higher in obese teens. The World Cancer Research Fund said the link between obesity and cancer was “strong”. The findings were of particular interest, as they seem to suggest that bowel cancer risk is affected by our lifestyle habits over our lifetime.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases each year. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a long-term commitment. From diets to exercise, healthy lifestyle habits have to be consistent.
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