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Millennials at Risk for Obesity-Related Cancers

Posted: February 8, 2019

Think pieces tends to portray the millennial generation in a negative light, often laying the blame on younger people for declining sales and patronage of certain industries. Each generation is defined by their cultural interests and activities, but when it comes to maintaining good health all should be concerned.

A recent study led by the American Cancer Society, published in The Lancet Public Health, reveals that specific cancers are increasing in the millennial – young adults born between the mid-to-late 1980s and early 2000s – population. Illnesses with links to obesity, including pancreatic, kidney, and colorectal cancers, are found to be rising, while older millennials are found to be at higher risk of certain cancers than people in the Boomer generation (1945-54).

The full report is currently available at The Lancet.

Bon Secours offers a full continuum of health.

While the study clarifies that the overall risk of millennials does not exceed that of older generations, it serves as a reminder that maintaining good health is key at any age. We learn good eating habits at a young age in hopes of living healthy, though environment and stress can play a factor in weight issues.

The Bon Secours system in Hampton Roads offers patients a full continuum of care, and Bon Secours Surgical and Medical Weight Loss works in partnership with other clinics in the system to help people not only achieve their goal weight but manage their wellness through nutrition and exercise performance.

At Bon Secours, we offer different programs to suit people interested in losing weight. Our team of physicians, physician assistants, and registered dieticians provide guidance and information through in-person and online seminars to help you determine the best solution for you.

Contact us today for more information.

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