A worrisome uptick in colorectal cancer cases, especially among younger adults typically considered low-risk, is now associated with the intake of processed and junk food, as revealed by recent studies. The surge in this potentially fatal cancer is connected to factors like the impact of high-fat diets on the gut microbiome and a heightened consumption of ultra-processed foods. With the urgency for accessible screening approaches and widespread public awareness, the focus intensifies on early detection and lifestyle modifications in the battle against this avoidable ailment.

Read more: Global Surge In Colorectal Cancer Linked To Junk Food

How Your Snack Choices Might Be Putting You at Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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