to obesity are rising at a faster rate in millennials than
among older Americans, according to a recent American Cancer
published a study of millions of health records from 1995 to
2014 in The Lancet Public Health journal. It surveyed invasive
cancer cases among people 25-84 diagnosed between 1995 and
2014 in 25 states.
the study, cancer trends among young adults reflect “recent
changes in exposure to carcinogenic factors” for obvious
found, according to the health records of the millions of
cases studied, the spread of obesity has been reflected in the
rates of obesity-linked cancers among Americans young enough
to have less exposure to other carcinogens.
warn that “numerous” cancers are linked with obesity, and
that an unhealthy diet can accelerate the transition from
normal tissue to “invasive malignancy.”
the authors, young Americans were less likely to develop
cancers related to smoking and HIV infection.