The article reports”overweight teens are at an increased for developing esophageal cancer later in life”. Additionally, the report states that esophageal cancer occurs when a tumor develops in the tube that connects the throat with the stomach. The article reported that the study included 1million male teens in Isreal who underwent a general health check up at an advantage age of 17 between 1967 and 2005; the participates were followed for between 30 months and nearly 40years with an average follow up of nearly 19 years. According to the article, the risk of stomach cancer was three times higher then those born in Soviet Union countries. The study reported that links were found between child obesity, socioeconomic status, and education levels in male teens with later cancer diagnosis, it did not prove cause and effect.
#1 Yes, the article is scientifically based. The article was published in The Online Edition of the Journal Cancer.
#2 Yes, I believe further testing should be done. I feel the information on the study provided wasn’t enough. The testing didn’t seem sufficient
#3 The research impacts society’s decisions about being over weight because it later leads to cancer.
#4 The research has no connection with what we are learning about in class.
#5 I personally feel, the information in the article isn’t enough. The article is missing a lot of information when it comes to why being overweight causes cancer .