Sedentary behavior may increase risk of early onset colorectal cancer, study indicates

Sedentary behavior may increase risk of early onset colorectal cancer, study indicates

NBC News (2/5, Charles) reports on a study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum that has “identified sedentary behavior as a potential risk factor to explain the sharp rise in colorectal cancer among those under 50,” which NBC says is a “first.” The study, adds NBC, “looked at TV viewing as well as other sedentary behavior in nearly 90,000 American women, [and] found that more than one hour of daily TV viewing was associated with a 12 percent increase in risk of colorectal cancer,” while “watching more than two hours per day,” was linked to “a striking 70 percent increase in risk.”

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