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Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

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Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

There’s no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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