Called the danger of watching TV for men

Men stop binge watching TV it can up the risk of cancer

Men stop binge watching TV it can up the risk of cancer

Researchers analyzed data from more than half a million men and women and found that men who spent less time in front of the TV were also less likely to develop bowel cancer later in life. "Being sedentary is also associated with weight gain and greater body fat". After six years, researchers followed up with 2,391 people from the UK Biobank study who developed bowel cancer. "Excess body fat may influence the blood levels of hormones and other chemicals which affect the way our cells grow, and can increase bowel cancer risk".

As it turned out in the course of the study, which was attended by 430 people, including not only men but also women, watching television can contribute to cancer in the first.

"It's interesting that only men who watched a lot of TV had an increased risk of bowel cancer, but not women", Murphy said.

And similar patterns have been observed in Canada as well, Dr. Leah Smith told Global News past year. At the age of 50, people are advised to get a colonoscopy at every ten-year gap to avoid the risk of colon cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common (excluding skin cancers) and second leading cause of cancer death in Rhode Island when men and women are combined, according to the American Cancer Society.

In 2017, it's estimated that 26,800 Canadians were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and 9,400 died from the disease.

On March 14 at 3:30 p.m., the Rhode Island Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee is scheduled to join community partners and legislators at the State House to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of screening.