Childhood obesity increases the risk of cancer by half

Researchers from the Harvard school of public health tracked the condition 240000 inhabitants of Sweden at the age of 16-20 years. The observation lasted from 1969 to 2010. At 885 men during the lifetime of doctors found cancer. This reports Zee News.

Cancer twice as frequently seen among men suffering from childhood obesity. Especially strongly increased the risk of developing colorectal cancer in adulthood (2.38 times).

Obesity leads to inflammatory changes in the stomach and intestines, and chronic inflammation is initially a pre-cancerous condition. Scientists urge parents to monitor the health of their children and to show them to a doctor for premature detection of diseases and their rational treatment.

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