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Teenage obesity is linked to bowel cancer in later life

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2838 (Published 27 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2838
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Being obese as a teenager may double the risk of developing bowel cancer in middle age, research published in the journal Gut has shown.

The large observational study followed almost 240 000 Swedish men who had been conscripted into the army from the ages of 16 to 20 in 1969-76.1 At the time of conscription nearly 12% were …

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