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Childhood Obesity Doubles Risk For Bowel Cancer Later In Life: A Lifetime Of Colonoscopies

Overweight teens aren't just gaining weight, but also increasing the risk of colon cancer for future generations. Colon cancer patients are being diagnosed at younger ages than normal, and it may have something to do with the climbing rates of childhood obesity.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Since more than 1/3 of the children born after the year 2000 are expected to develop diabetes, the added risk of bowel cancer is only the icing on the cake.

 

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