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Bowel Cancer Is Expected To Rise 90%, Top Tips On How To Avoid Becoming A Statistic.

12.01.2015

A study has shown that bowel cancer is expected to rise by 90% in people aged 20 to 34 years old by 2030. By stark comparison, rates are expected to decrease by 41% in those aged over 50. These predictions are based on the numbers of diagnoses made since 1979.

 

Bowel cancer is more commonly associated with those over 50 years old. In the UK, 9/10 people with bowel cancer are over 60 years old.

However, as the number of bowel cancer has risen among the younger population and is predicted to continue to rise so prevalently, research is looking into potential causes of the disease.

When it comes to diet, studies have published the fact that snacking on chocolate, biscuits, cakes and drinking fizzy drinks could all increase your risk of bowel cancer. It is also understood that red and processed meat are linked with an increased risk. As well as this, a diet low in fibre and a high alcohol intake are linked to an increased risk of developing the disease.

Researchers suggest that the number of people aged over 50 being diagnosed with bowel cancer is decreasing due to a rise in awareness of the disease and a more efficient screening process of the illness. However, those who are under 50 are not screened unless a reason is seen to do so, yet behaviour and habits that have be shown to increase the likelihood of bowel cancer are becoming more common, such as a diet revolving around processed foods, sugary snacks and fizzy drinks.

Foods rich in vitamins and minerals, lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates, are what our bodies crave in order to function at their smoothest.

We acknowledge that disease cannot always be prevented, but it makes sense to protect ourselves as best we can in order to maintain our peak health and wellbeing on a daily basis.

Find out the importance of your nutritional intake and how to perfect it here.

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