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(Reuters Health) - New diagnoses of colon and rectal cancers are on the rise among young adults while the numbers are falling among people who are older, according to a new study.
If the trends continue, by 2030 the number of colon and rectal cancer cases will roughly double among people between the ages of 20 and 34 years old and grow by 28 percent to 46 percent for people ages 35 to 49 years, researchers found.
But there have been other reports that the number of new cases being diagnosed among younger people is growing.
“We’ve been seeing more young patients in our clinic for workups for colorectal cancers,” Bailey said.
The researchers used a U.S. database of cancer cases from 1975 to 2010 to determine the incidence of colon and rectal cancers among different age groups.
Overall, the incidence of those cancers for all age groups fell by about 1 percent during that period. The decrease was confined to those 50 years old and older, however. There were increases for people between ages 20 and 49 years.
The researchers also found an increasing number of advanced cancers were being diagnosed among younger people
The researchers can’t say why more colon and rectal cancers are being diagnosed among younger people, but it could be attributed to less healthy lifestyles; for example, being obese, not exercising and having a poor diet.
originally posted by: DisIllusioned PatRiot
I know this is old news but its still being used. We don't own a microwave in our house that cuts a lot of heavily processed food out with the added benefit that you eat less if it takes you longer to make a snack.
originally posted by: Lil Drummerboy
A interesting thing to note here, We all have heard about TPTB and their alleged agenda for population control. Well think about that and how the food industries could be a major player in that role particularly in the USA. Our very own FDA allows companies to put chemicals in processed foods that are not allowed in European countries...Hmmm Chew on that
originally posted by: FamCore
Did you mean to say we are much more sedentary than our predecessors? I work in an office and many of my friends the same age do as well. This is definitely not a healthy work environment... a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme