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How GPs can encourage weight loss in just 30 seconds

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 3 comments

We explore how a short chat with a GP can help kick start weight loss and potentially tackle obesity.

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The second biggest preventable cause of cancer: being overweight

Category: Science blog October 11, 2016 8 comments

We look at recent evidence linking obesity to more types of cancer than previously thought.

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3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

Category: Science blog August 18, 2016 6 comments

The long-awaited government childhood obesity plan falls short of what is needed to tackle the worrying rates of childhood obesity. We explain why.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016 1 comment

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015 2 comments

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

Category: Science blog October 11, 2015 13 comments

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how this relates to obesity and cancer.

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015 3 comments

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015 2 comments

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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Health apps: a note of caution

Category: Science blog April 24, 2015 6 comments

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

Category: Science blog March 27, 2015 1 comment

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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