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Early onset CRC mortality in southern US linked to poor food environment


“Since the 1980s, there has been an increase in the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer for those younger than age 50,” William K. Oelsner, MD, from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. “This incidence is set to double by 2030. While the exact mechanism for this rise is still unknown, there have been several proposed factors including obesity, diet, physical inactivity and environmental exposures.”

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