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Obesity-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising Among Millennials

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The obesity epidemic may be contributing to an increase in certain cancers among millennials in the U.S., a new study suggests.

The study found that rates of certain cancers linked to obesity — including colorectal, kidney and pancreatic cancer — increased among adults ages 25 to 49 from 1995 and 2014; with steeper rises seen in the youngest age groups. Rates of some of these same cancers also increased among older adults, but the increases were much smaller, the researchers said. Read more . . . 


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