Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — Recent research has linked prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a raised risk of developing colorectal cancer before the age of 50 years.

This effect, which appeared to be strongest for cancer that starts in the rectum, was independent of exercise and body mass index (BMI).

When they diagnose colorectal cancer in people younger than 50 years, doctors generally refer to it as young-onset colorectal cancer.

The recent study, which now features in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum, is one of the first to link a particular sedentary behavior to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. (…)

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