Maternal obesity, weight gain increase risk for CRC among adult offspring

Maternal obesity, weight gain increase risk for CRC among adult offspring

In utero events such as maternal obesity and weight gain increased the risk for colorectal cancer development among adult offspring, according to research published in Gut.“Like many, we have been alarmed by the rapid increase in CRC in young adults. We previously noted that CRC has increased across generations in the U.S. starting with Generation X (approximately birth years 1965-1980). This observation suggests that factors or events in early life likely play a role,” Caitlin C. Murphy, PhD, MPH, associate professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,Read More

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