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Researchers Question Whether Synthetic Dyes Pose Health Risks to Your Colon & Rectum

Medical Xpress

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Early-onset colorectal cancer incidence among the young, defined as those under age 50, has been rising globally since the early 1990s. Rates for colon and rectal cancers are expected to increase by 90% and 124%, respectively, by 2030.

One suspected reason behind this trend is increased global consumption of a Westernized diet that consists heavily of red and processed meats, added sugar and refined grains. Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet, also known as "SAD," is made up of ultra-processed food such as industrial baked sweets, soft drinks and processed meat. SAD is ...