Cancer Rates Up In Gen X and Millennials

Researchers say colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily in millennials and generation X adults in the United States over the past four decades.

 Someone born in 1990 has double the risk of early colon cancer and quadruple the risk of early rectal cancer as someone born in 1950. 

While scientists have not pinpointed an exact cause, prime suspects include obesity, inactivity and poor diets. 

The report from the American Cancer Society is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Read more HERE.

Some people think colon cleansing may be a good idea. But, others say there isn't any solid evidence of the benefits.

Those who do want to try a cleanse, should first get clearance from your doctor to make sure there's nothing in your health history that would put you at an even higher risk.

Find one opinion HERE.

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