Cancer

Obesity doubles odds for colon cancer in younger women

(HealthDay)—While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women aged ...

Cancer

Colon cancer rates rising among Americans under 50

(HealthDay)—Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

Genetics

New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Medicine. The ...

Cancer

Identifying the mechanism in obesity's link to colon cancer

In a recent new finding, doctoral candidates Wiecang Wang and Jianan Zhang, with their advisor Guodong Zhang in the department of food science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report that they have identified a ...

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