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Study: CRC Linked to Teen BMI, Inflammation

July 21, 2015

Elizabeth D. Kantor and colleagues find an important link between body mass index, inflammation and colon cancer risk in the journal, Gut.

A recent study featured in GI & Hepatology News and published in Gut finds that certain health factors in late adolescent years may have an impact on colon cancer rates in adulthood.

The study, by Dr. Elizabeth D. Kantor and colleagues, suggests an important link between body mass index, inflammation and colon cancer risk. The study's participants were young men between the ages of 16 and 20.

Despite the findings, Dr. Kantor said there is still more research to be done. 

“With additional follow up, and therefore, statistical power, future studies may address how adolescent inflammation and BMI interact to affect cancer risk. Further research is needed to better disentangle BMI and inflammation from associated exposures, and similarly, from exposures at other points in the life course,” the researchers wrote, according to GI & Hep News

Find out more about the study and read the full article at GI & Hep News.

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