As if we needed more of a reason to eat right, exercise, and stay healthy, USA Today is now reporting about an alarming study conducted by the American Cancer Society, confirming the rising rate of colon and rectal cancers among Millenials and Generation Xers. There is no exact cause at the moment but “obesity, inactivity, and poor diets” are the prime suspects.
Screenings for colon and rectal cancer is reserved for adults 50 and older, and younger persons who have a family history of such cancers. Right now, there is no plan to recommend screening for those under 50 years of age. So what can you do? Well, the symptoms include bloody stools, cramps, unexplained weight loss and changes in bowel habits, among others. About the only thing we can do to stay healthy is to live a healthier life. Eat right. Eat more balanced and less processed foods. Exercise daily–even if it’s 30 minutes a day. And I’m not ruling out drinking plenty of water and taking our vitamins too.
For more about this alarming report visit Colon and Rectal Cancers Surge Among Millenials and Generation X.
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