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

Category: Science Blog July 3, 2014

Earlier this week, we released new stats about how pancreatic cancer – one of the most devastating and hard to treat forms of the disease – is linked to two...

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science Blog June 11, 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

A rare sunny weekend in the UK is a great opportunity to get the barbecue out and tuck in to some tasty food. Here are some healthier alternatives.

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Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

Category: Science Blog March 5, 2014

For the vast majority of people, eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”. Tobacco is the single biggest cause of preventable disease.

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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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Bacon battered? Today’s headlines explained

Category: Science Blog March 7, 2013

As if the horsemeat scandal wasn’t bad enough, this morning’s headlines brought further news of the dangers of eating too much processed meat: an increa...

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Food and cancer: why media reports are often misleading

Category: Science Blog December 14, 2012

The media’s appetite for things that cause or prevent cancer can be as notable for its sheer volume as for – in some cases – its hype. And food is...

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