How Television affects the risk of colon and rectal cancer
Many people spend a lot of their time in front of the TV. Too few movements and permanent seating are not good for your health. Doctors have now found that sitting in front of the TV and sitting time generally contributes to an increased risk of colon cancer. This also applies to persons under the age of 50 years.
Research by an international group of scientists at the Harvard Medical School and a medical school at the Washington University have shown that the time that most people spend on television is increasing the risk of colon and rectal cancer. Experts have published the results of their current study in the English magazine "JNCI Cancer Spectrum".
We analyzed data from nearly 90,000 women for the study
The new study looked at the data of 89,278 American women who participated in a study of the health of nurses II at the University of Michigan. This long-term health study in the United States examined the risk factors for women for severe chronic diseases. The researchers focused mainly on the time women used to watch television and other sedentary practices in order to explore the possible connection between prolonged seating times and diagnose early colorectal cancer under the age of 50.
The risk for colon and rectal cancer has risen to 70 percent
The results showed that more than one hour of television per day was associated with a 12% increase in the risk of colon and rectal cancer compared to those who had less time watching television. If women survived more than two hours a day in television, the risk was even increased by almost 70 percent, scientists explain. The findings were still valid after considering the body mass index (BMI) and physical activity of women, and even women without a family history of colorectal cancer showed an increased risk of seizure. Doctors also found that the ratio between sitting time and rectal cancer was greater than that of colon cancer.
Young people are also at risk
Although a sedentary lifestyle after the age of 50 develops as a risk factor for colorectal cancer, its role in the development of early colon cancer in younger individuals is largely unknown, according to study authors. Current findings are the first to link sedentary behavior patterns with an increased risk of colorectal cancer in people under 50 years of age. The study can help identify people at high risk for colon and rectal cancer, which can benefit more from an early review, said study author Yin Cao of the Washington University Medical School. The fact that these results are independent of ITM and physical activity suggests that seated activity may be a completely different risk factor for the development of colon cancer, an expert added. The rate of development of early colorectal cancer is increasing in the US and around the world. On the other hand, the degree of colorectal cancer in the elderly has decreased dramatically, mainly due to initiatives for screening cancer screening. (V)