Colon cancer rates are increasing for young people versus people born in 1950.

Those born around 1990 (now around age 30) have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer.  Researchers theorize this increase could be related to increased intake of sugary drinks.  The percent of daily calories consumed in sugary drinks has more than doubled since 1977.  Data collected from over 40,000 women over a 24 year span found that versus women who averaged less than one 8oz serving of a sugar-sweetened drink a week, 2 or more servings a week doubled the risk of colorectal cancer.  Each additional serving a week after that increased the risk by 16%.  Replacing sugary drinks with coffee or milk lead up to a 36% reduction in colorectal cancer risk.

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