Millennials face greater risk of obesity-related cancer than Boomers
Younger generations are exposed for an earlier and longer-lasting exposure to the carcinogen of excess weight and its consequences.
Lack of exercise and a diet heavy in sugars and low in nutrients are likely contributors to the rise in certain cancers among the young. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Six out of 12 cancers
related to obesity present nearly double the risk to millennials than they did to Boomers at the same age.
So says a
study appearing in The Lancet Public Health, which also looked at 18 cancers not tied to obesity; just two of those presented rising rates in millennials.
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