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  • 08.12.10

    Should Belly Fat Prompt Early Colon Cancer Screens?

    Reuters | Frederik Joelving

    A large waistline more than doubles the risk that people in their 40s will develop precancerous cells in the colon, according to Korean researchers. The chances of finding abnormal cells during a screening test were just as good in younger men with too much belly fat as in slimmer men over 50. As a result, the researchers recommend lowering the age of colon cancer screening from 50 years to 45 in men with weight problems. But US experts say it’s too soon to change the current recommendations.

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