Thursday, December 15, 2011


Dr. Robert Brueck MD, Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon, is concerned with all matters of health, which he blogs about here.

It seems, whenever we pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV, we hear about childhood obesity, and I do believe it is a problem.

Now, we have another reason to be alarmed.

Researchers in Israel followed 1.1 million Israeli boys age 16-19. The study period was 1967-2005. About 12.5% were overweight or 138,741. During 40 years of follow-up these obese teens had a 50% increased risk of developing colo-rectal cancers.

One caveat, family histories were not available.


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