Even though the overall risk of colon cancer in the United States has fallen largely due to diet, exercise, and colonoscopies, the incidence of colorectal cancer in people under 50 is actually increasing a lot. — Daniel Rosenberg
There’s good news and bad news about colorectal cancer in the United States. Overall, we’re doing a better job at preventing it. But doctors are starting to see it more in than they historically have in people in their 40s and even 30s. In the Colon Cancer Awareness Month episode of UConn Health Pulse podcast, molecular oncology researcher Daniel Rosenberg, the Health Net Inc. Chair in Cancer Biology, discusses his grant-funded research on the growing prevalance of early onset colon cancer, as well as his ongoing study of how nuts might impact our digestive system’s microbiome in a way that seems to fight off inflammation in some people.