Obesity causing increased cancer rates on Millennials

A study published in the Lancet Public Health from the American cancer society who analyzed 20 years of data on cancer diagnoses in adults aged 25-84 and found surprisingly that there has been a large increase in cancer rates in people between 25 an 49, especially in types of cancer related to obesity.

Essentially the research found that our increased consumption of processed unhealthy food and our unhealthy lifestyles is not only causing obesity which on its own is harmful and is predicted to affect 50% of the male population in the UK by 2030 but could potentially also be increasing the likelihood of contracting cancer.

The cancers that are on the increase are colorectal, endometrical, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and multiple myeloma ( cancer of the plasma cells), these are cancers that typically show in 60-70 year olds but as a result of out terrible diets can effect people as young 25.

Now that obesity is not only a contributing factor in the development of type 2 diabetes but potentially different types of cancer as well should the problem of obesity be taken more seriously?

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