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Obesity and cancer – adding more weight to the evidence

Category: Science Blog August 13, 2014

Here we explore a new study looking at the link between obesity and the risk of 22 of the most common cancer types.

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The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Category: Science Blog July 3, 2014

We released new stats about how pancreatic cancer is linked to two lifestyle factors: smoking and obesity – but one piece of media coverage was inaccurate.

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A tantalising tale of obesity, bacteria and liver cancer

Category: Science Blog June 28, 2013

Could a fatty diet alter the bacteria in your gut, causing them to secrete a chemical that can cause liver cancer?

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Why are oesophageal cancer rates going up in men?

Category: Science Blog June 18, 2013

Our new figures show that rates of oesophageal cancer are increasing, particularly in men – what’s causing this rise and what can be done about it?

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The science of healthy habits

Category: Science Blog February 14, 2013

We all know the old ‘maxim prevention is better than cure’, and this is certainly true of cancer. More than 300,000 of us develop the disease in the...

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No, TV is not “giving kids cancer”

Category: Science Blog January 8, 2013

“TV & COMPUTER CRAZE IS GIVING KIDS CANCER” – The front page of today’s Daily Mirror might give you terrifying visions of cancerous death rays s...

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Encouraging healthier diets: Traffic light labelling could get the go-ahead

Category: Science Blog August 16, 2012

We’re all familiar with the phrase “You are what you eat”, but in practice it’s often hard to know exactly what we’re eating, and how it might affect ...

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