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Edinburgh: Factors such as obesity and alcohol consumption are contributing to the rise in cancer cases among people under the age of 50 globally, a new study has revealed.

Researchers estimate that between 1990 and 2019, new cases of cancer in people aged under 50 increased by 79 per cent. However, cancer deaths due to early diagnosis in the UK between 2010 and 2019 The annual rate has decreased.

A team of researchers from Ireland’s University of Edinburgh and China’s Zhejiang University School of Medicine analyzed data from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study. The study looked at 29 types of cancer in 204 countries.

The researchers looked at new cases, deaths, health outcomes and factors in people aged 14 to 49.

In 2019, 3.26 million new cases were diagnosed among people under the age of 50, a 79.1 percent increase since 1990. During this period, the death rate also increased by 27.7 percent.

The researchers said that while genetics play a role in the disease, smoking, alcohol consumption and a diet high in meat and salt while low in fruit and milk are the main risk factors. Apart from these, overweight, low physical activity and high blood sugar are also risk factors.

Among these cases, breast cancer accounted for the highest proportion (diagnosed at 13.7 per 100,000 people), while respiratory tract and prostate cancer cases increased rapidly (2.28 per cent per year and 2.23 per cent per year). per cent respectively) came out.

However, early-diagnosed liver cancer decreased by 2.88 percent per year.

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