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The second biggest preventable cause of cancer: being overweight

Category: Science blog October 11, 2016

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

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

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

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

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

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

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

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

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how th...

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

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015

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

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rate...

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