Family history, obesity among risk factors for early-onset CRC

Individuals with obesity and high alcohol consumption, as well as other factors, were at higher risk for developing early-onset colorectal cancer, according to study results.Darren R. Brenner, PhD, from the University of Calgary, and colleagues wrote that about 10% of newly diagnosed cases of CRC are in patients aged younger than 50 years. However, the reasons for a rise in early-onset CRC (EoCRC) are unclear.“Despite a decrease in the incidence of CRC among older age groups, an increase in the incidence of EoCRC has been observed in recent decades in Canada, the United States and inRead More

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