Obesity a Major Factor in Rising Rates of Cancer in Young Adults

Obesity a Major Factor in Rising Rates of Cancer in Young Adults

The number of young adults receiving cancer diagnoses is growing. Many of these cancers have typically been associated with people over age 50. Childhood obesity can take some of the blame. A meta-analysis by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Dr. Nathan A. Berger shows that as obesity is increasing in the younger population, so is cancer. And those cancers tend to progress faster. For the review, Berger compiled evidence from more than 100 publications. In this study, young adults are those under age 50. A normal body mass index (BMI) is between about 18 and 25. A...

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