A new study has uncovered a disturbing trend revealing that young people are getting cancer more frequently than ever before in history, and the rate continues to rise.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the rise began around 1990, affecting primarily people under 50.
Scientists found that the increase is likely due to “risk factors they were exposed to at a young age,” adding that “this risk is increasing with each generation. For instance, people born in 1960 experienced higher cancer risk before they turn 50 than people born in 1950, and we predict that this risk level will continue to climb in successive generations.”
They further discovered that an individual’s early life diet, lifestyle, weight, environmental exposures, and microbiome, has changed substantially in the last several decades and this could be the leading cause.
The largest change in the last few decades has been the dangerous chemicals corporations are putting in our food and drinks and the research found that “Among the 14 cancer types on the rise that we studied, eight were related to the digestive system. The food we eat feeds the microorganisms in our gut.”
“Possible risk factors for early onset cancer included alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation, smoking, obesity, and eating highly processed foods.”
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