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Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

Category: Science blog May 25, 2017 7 comments

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines – but what does the evidence say?

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 3 comments

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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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 11 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 7 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 14 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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