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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 10 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Getting enough vitamin D? You need far less sun than you might think

Category: Science blog August 6, 2018 9 comments

How long do you need to spend in the sun to make enough vitamin D? Cancer Research UK-funded research sheds new light on vitamin D and sun safety.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 26, 2018 12 comments

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog February 16, 2018 9 comments

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 32 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 13 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Category: Science blog January 1, 2018 2 comments

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

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