Teenage Obesity May Double Bowel Cancer Risk, Harvard School of Public Health Study

Being obese or very overweight during teenage may double the risk of developing bowel cancer by the time one is middle-aged, says a new research.

Elizabeth Kantor from Harvard School of Public Health in the US with her colleagues tracked the health of 240,000 Swedish men, who had been conscripted into the military between the age of 16 and 20 during 1969-76.

The men were then monitored for bowel cancer up to 2010, during which 885 of the men developed bowel cancer.

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