OBESITY LINKED TO HIGHER COLORECTAL CANCER RATES IN YOUNGER WOMEN

By | August 4, 2018

Obesity and Cancer Fact Sheet – National Cancer Institute

Several possible mechanisms have been suggested to explain how obesity might increase the risks of some cancers. Obese people often have chronic low-level inflammation, which can, over time, cause DNA damage that leads to cancer.Overweight and obese individuals are more likely than normal-weight individuals to have conditions or disorders that are linked to or that cause chronic local
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Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors – American Cancer Society

A risk factor is anything that changes your chance of getting a disease like cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not
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Colorectal Cancer Screening | American College of

CME, MOC and Meetings. Earn your CME from the convenience of your home or office by accessing ACG’s web-based educational programs, or attend one of ACG’s regional or national meetings and Annual Postgraduate Course, that provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues and discuss the challenges you face in practice and ways to overcome them.
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Colorectal cancer: Symptoms, treatment, risk factors, and

Colorectal cancer affects the colon and rectum. It is the second and third leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men, respectively, in the United States. Symptoms can be common to other
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Weight and obesity | womenshealth.gov

Two out of every three women in the United States have overweight or obesity. 1 Extra weight leads to many diseases that affect women, such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.It can be difficult to talk about your weight with a doctor or nurse. A doctor or nurse you feel comfortable with can be a powerful partner in helping you reach a healthier weight.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening – Aetna

Number: 0516. Policy. Routine Screening. Aetna considers any of the following colorectal cancer screening tests medically necessary preventive services for average-risk members aged 50 years and older when these tests are recommended by their physician:. Colonoscopy (considered medically necessary every 10 years for persons at average risk); or CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy) …
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Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening

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Body fatness & cancer | World Cancer Research Fund

We analyse global research on how body fatness and weight gain affects the risk of developing cancer. Body fatness, weight gain and cancer. Overweight and obesity, generally assessed by various anthropometric measures including body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, are now more prevalent than ever.
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Causes of Cancer | CancerQuest

Introduction. Since the 1940s, scientists have isolated compounds and tested their ability to induce cancer. Substances which can cause cancer are known as carcinogen and the process of cancer development is called carcinogenesis. It was suspected early-on that carcinogens caused cancer indirectly, by causing DNA mutations. One early observation supporting this was that X-rays, which …
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5. Population nutrient intake goals for preventing diet

5. Population nutrient intake goals for preventing diet-related chronic diseases 5.1 Overall goals 5.1.1 Background. Population nutrient intake goals represent the population average intake that is judged to be consistent with the maintenance of health in a population.
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