Junk food is filled with salt, sugar and fat. All three of those things in heavy doses are just plain bad for the human body. A diet heavy in junk food just might make you more prone to developing colon cancer, as a study found. Researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands found a link between diets high in junk food and colon cancer, Reuters reports.
The researchers studied people diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder found in one out of every 660 people. People with Lynch syndrome are more prone to developing cancers at a younger age. Up to 70 percent of those diagnosed with Lynch syndrome will develop a form of cancer. Colorectal and endometrial cancers are more common in people with Lynch syndrome from Western countries.