A recent study suggests that being overweight in early stages of life doubles the risk of developing bowel cancer in middle age. A group of researchers has followed 240.000 Swedish men for 35 years.
The patients were aged between 16 and 20 at the beginning of it. Most of the study subjects were at normal weight, while 6, 5% were overweight and 1% reported as obese. From the total of 240.000 study subjects, researchers diagnosed 855 patients with colorectal cancer. Not all weight ranges were affected equally, revealing that those who were obese were 2.38 times more likely to have developed a tumor.
The critical age at which patients may develop symptoms is adolescence, when the transition from childhood into adulthood is marked by complex processes in the body. Especially for men, this period represents a critical window, study shows.
Eating disorders have very bad consequences both for our present state of being and for future perspectives. The Journal Gut revealed the analysis conducted on the large group of Swedish patients and showed overweight teenagers are facing a high degree of risk to get seriously sick in middle age. The link between obesity and bowel cancer seems to be very strong, thus far from being a simple hypothesis.
Bowel cancer ranks third in the top of most common types of this monstrous disease, affecting nearly 1.4 million people almost every year. Processed red meat and abdominal fat are strongly linked to the disease.
Eating habits can no longer be ignored in early stages of life, as the consequences can prove to be fatal when bodies develop into adulthood. Obesity nowadays is underrated, as the risks it poses to our general health system are very alarming. Beyond the unaesthetic looks and the difficulty in movement, obesity leads to more severe diseases, like heart failure, diabetes and seemingly bowel cancer.
All the chemicals in the foods on our markets nowadays are making us more vulnerable in front of a large range of affections. Keeping our bodies fit and our eating habits regular and healthy helps us live a longer and more satisfying life.
The extended study that was published recently is one of the first signs showing us how important it is for our health to take care of every little aspect in our lives, since the very beginning of our existence. Natural ingredients and foods are already history as we are faced with genetically modified foods that our bodies must assimilate, but with a very high price to be paid later in life.
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