Study: Increased risk of colon cancer related to watching TV

Sedentary lifestyle is the issue

Jim Hanzo
February 11, 2019 - 8:44 am
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Adults under the age of 50 could be at an increased risk for colon cancer because of how much they're watching TV.  

That is according to a report on a nurses health study out of Harvard.  The sedentary lifestyle of those between the ages of 20 and 50 suggests the increase.  

Dr. Edward Trapido, Professor and Associate Dean LSU Health New Orleans School of  Public Health, says it's concerning.

The fact that there has been an increased in young colorectal cancers associated with TV watching is concerning and it reflects this issue of sedentary behavior," Trapido said.  

The sedentary behaviors of sitting there watching TV for today's youth are much more related to watching their phones and their tablets and computers is even more of a concern.

Trapido's advice rather than watch too much TV ......
"Getting up and moving and not spending there time sitting at home watching TV," he stated. 

 

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