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REVEALED: Early puberty linked to increased risk of heart disease and cancer

REVEALED: Early puberty linked to increased risk of heart disease and cancer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Girls from poorer families are twice as likely to start their period by the age of 11 than children from wealthier backgrounds.

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Article cites the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse in Society and Health

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 14, 2016 4:43 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Obesity in teen boys may increase bowel cancer risk in later life

Teenage boys who become very obese may double their risk of getting bowel cancer by the time they are in their 50s, The Guardian reports. A Swedish study found a strong association between teenage obesity and bowel cancer risk in later adulthood.   

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The study cited in this article was funded by ESRC, the National Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and Örebro University.

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ScientificAnimations's comment, August 17, 2018 5:29 AM
In 1997, the WHO formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic. Let's pay attention to it. http://sco.lt/56vvhh
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UK heart disease and stroke death rates now lower than cancer

UK heart disease and stroke death rates now lower than cancer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Heart disease deaths now lower than cancer – but obesity crisis means this may not last," the Daily Mirror reports. A major review of European trends in cardiovascular disease deaths found that UK cancer deaths overtook cardiovascular deaths in 2014.

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This article refers to disease prevelance data from ESRC funded European Social Survey.

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