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There is a link between chronic inflammation and cancer — specifically colon cancer, which is becoming more common in younger adults. Lorne Hofseth, a professor in Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences and director of the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research, researches that link, and he shares how a Western diet and lifestyle provides a hospitable environment for carcinogens in the human colon. Lorne Hofseth researches the link between chronic inflammation and cancer — specifically colon cancer, which is becoming more common in younger adults. He will talk about how a Western diet and lifestyle provides a hospitable environment for carcinogens in the human colon. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death in cancers that affect men and women. The colon is the final part of your digestive tract. Since it’s part of the digestive system, the food you eat is an important factor in the health of your colon.
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