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Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 26, 2018 10 comments

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

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Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog September 8, 2017 10 comments

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

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There’s more to emergency diagnoses than GPs ‘failing cancer patients’

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 24 comments

We look at headlines claiming GPs are ‘failing an estimated 32,000 cancer patients a year’ in England.

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3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Category: Science blog April 6, 2017 Comments are closed

Despite today’s headlines, there’s no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 33 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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