Child poverty link to cancer, research says

Researchers say poor living conditions as a child are linked to higher risk of death from cancer overall
Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor
A POOR diet and poor living conditions in childhood may influence a person's risk of developing cancer, research suggests. A review of 22 studies found that poor diet and growing up in poorer households was linked to several cancers, including bowel and stomach. Families living in the poorest housing conditions, and where the father had a low status job, had children with a higher lifetime risk of bowel cancer. There was also a link with stomach cancer, with less well-off families more likely to be exposed to the bacteria Helicobactor pylori, which is a common cause of stomach ulc[...]

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