Attention Youth! All those who think that can becomes a health concern only when you age, well, we have got news for you. According to a recent study, there are certain types of cancer that is rapidly increasing in the younger generations.
A study by the analyzed twenty years of information on the diagnoses of cancer in adults from 25 to 84 years of age Attention Youth!. You’d be surprise to know that the data found out the attack of Big C has drastically increased between the people of 25 to 49 age group. This is specifically in those cancer types which are connected with obesity.
Twelve obesity-linked types of cancer were studies and out of them, six types exhibit the highest spike in rates for the American millennials. These cancers are namely endometrial, kidney, colorectal, gallbladder, multiple myeloma and pancreatic. Attention Youth! These cancers usually show up in people who are over 60 to 70 years of age.
Americans in their late twenties (25 to 29 years) have experienced the highest increase in kidney cancer Attention Youth!. It annually increased by 6.23% on an average. On the other side, middle-aged Americans from 30 to 34 years of age have experienced the largest increase of 2.21% in cases of multiple myeloma.
There are leukemia and gastrointestinal cancer too which have shown an increase in young adults. However, these cancers are not related to obesity.
What is to be blamed?
Although the study didn’t emphasize on the causes that may have resulted in the hike in cancer rates Attention Youth!, it did predict that there might be the issues of obesity and overweight that have led to the rise in cancer rates in the youngsters.
As per various reports, extra body weight actually led to as much as 60% of all the endometrial cancers, 36% of the cancers of gallbladder, 33% of the kidney cancer while 17% and 11% of pancreatic cancers and multiple myelomas respectively that happened in the year 2014.
The researchers blame the increase in exposure to the environmental carcinogens, antibiotic usage, and auto-immune diseases for leukemia and gastrointestinal cancers.
Is it scary?
Well, of course it is! If you are thinking you are not obese and are perfectly in shape, then you definitely need to maintain that. Keep a check on your diet and exercise regularly. Although not every kind of cancer can be prevented, but taking preventive measures can surely help Attention Youth!. Doctors too should scrutinize the weight of their patients and if necessary, council them regarding the health hazards of being overweight.
Well, we all know that no matter what you waist size or age is, it is always important to maintain a balanced diet Attention Youth!, healthy lifestyle and a fit body to keep not just cancer, but many diseases at bay.