ICYMI: April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

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Good economy? More bowel cancers, study finds

SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (CNN) — Economic development is a good thing — but not when it comes to the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

According to a recent study, as a country develops, rates of this type of cancer rise alongside it.

The study revealed a 10-fold difference in cases worldwide, based on a country’s level of economic development. The “western” lifestyle that comes with a country’s growing economy is thought to be behind the increase in rates.

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