Early Onset of Cancers Has Increased In Those Under 50

Team Orange Health

13 Sep 2022

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital study reveals that early onset (for those under the age of 50) of Cancer has increased over the last few decades. Infact, the lead researcher said that the risk is increasing with every generation. Cancers of breast, colorectum, endometrium, oesophagus, bile duct, gallbladder, head and neck, kidney, liver, bone marrow, pancreas, prostate, stomach and thyroid have increased in multiple countries. Extensive analysis of these cases and evidence suggests the reason to be early life ‘exposome’. Exposome consist of risk factors like an individual’s diet, sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, lifestyle, weight, environmental exposure and gut microbiome, which has changed drastically over the years. These risk factors interact with our genetic susceptibilities. What is alarming is that of the 14 cancers studied, 8 belonged to the digestive system; which means they are directly related to the food we eat.

Ref: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/09/researchers-report-dramatic-rise-in-early-onset-cancers/

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