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(THE CONVERSATION) The incidence of early onset colon cancer in young people, defined as those under 50, has increased globally since the early 1990s. Colon and rectal cancer rates are expected to increase by 90% and 124%, respectively, by 2030.

One suspected reason for this trend is the increasing global consumption of a Western-style diet consisting primarily of red and processed meat, added sugar, and refined grains. Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet, also known as “SAD,” consists of highly processed foods such as industrially baked candy, soft drinks, and processed meat. SAD is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer.

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