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More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Category: Science blog October 12, 2016 15 comments

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

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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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The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Category: Science blog September 9, 2016 16 comments

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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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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To help prevent childhood obesity we need action on TV junk food advertising

Category: Science blog July 5, 2016 Comments are closed

Despite the rules to protect children from junk food marketing, children are still far too easily exposed to these ads on TV.

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‘I want to encourage other women to live healthily so that fewer women go through what I went through’ – Kath’s story

Category: Science blog April 13, 2016 8 comments

Kath Bebbington shares her story of getting healthy and losing weight after being diagnosed and treated for womb cancer.

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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Category: Science blog April 5, 2016 63 comments

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Category: Science blog March 16, 2016 2 comments

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016 1 comment

We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.

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