Obesity-related cancers are a growing threat among millennials according to new research.
The US research, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, found that the rate of obesity-related cancers – namely kidney, colorectal and pancreatic cancer – have increased for millennials between 1995 and 2014.
But that’s not all, however – the research also found that millennials are twice as likely to develop obesity-related cancers than baby boomers at the same age.
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The researchers found that obesity in the USA more than doubled between 1994 and 2014, which is a strong indicator that obesity is having a detrimental impact on cancers.
Here are some of the highlights of the research:
- The rate of obesity-related cancers has risen among adults aged 25 to 49, for the period 1995 to 2014.
- Older adults were found to be more at risk than younger adults.
- Baby boomers were found to be less at risk to these cancers than millennials.
It is well documented how obesity plays havoc on one’s health. Now there is a strong indication that it might also cause cancer.
If you ever needed another reason to start looking after your health, here is another one.
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