Learn about the risks of men gaining weight as they get older in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From New York - Marking the seventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has released a report that estimates up to 12,600 adults exposed to the disaster site have developed asthma. And up to 70,000 have developed post-traumatic stress disorder. To address this, the city provides free physical and mental healthcare to eligible people that were affected by the attacks. From Copenhagen - According to report in the International Journal of Cancer, men who gain weight as they get older increase their risk of colon cancer. In a study of over 46,000 men aged 40 to 75, nearly one third of all cases of colon cancer diagnosed over an 18-year period were found in men with a BMI over 22.5. The risk was more than double among those with a BMI greater than 30. And finally, back to New York - While fewer college students are smoking than ever before, one in five continue to smoke. According to a report from the American Lung Association, aggressive tobacco marketing on college campuses is to blame. The report states that in 2005, the tobacco industry spent $1 million a day sponsoring events targeted at college students while students at 109 of 119 schools surveyed reported being exposed to tobacco promotions at campus events. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.