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Number of young people developing bowel cancer has jumped by a FIFTH in a decade amid spiralling obesity crisis

The incidence of bowel cancer in younger people has risen by a fifth in a decade, figures show.  Typically, the killer disease - which is mostly preventable - is considered to strike people who are over the age of 50.  But more and more people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are getting diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a study.  The proportion of cases in people under 50 in the US has risen from 10 per cent in 2004 to 12.2 per cent in 2015. Similar trends have been seen in the UK.  Read more....

 

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