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Overwhelming parental support for restrictions on junk food price promotions

An overwhelming majority of parents in Scotland blame price deals that offer extra items for free for tempting people to buy unhealthy food at supermarkets.

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Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

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Even moderate red and processed meat eaters at risk of bowel cancer

People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, a Cancer Research UK study* has found.

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Obesity could overtake smoking as biggest preventable cause of cancer in women

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years’ time

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Everyday changes to diet and exercise could avoid 26,000 cases of cancer a year in women

Around 500 cases of cancer in women every week in the UK could be prevented by keeping a healthy weight and increasing exercise.

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Food industry told to cut calories to tackle obesity

A plan to lower obesity levels by reducing calories in many foods has been announced.

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Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks.

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Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland gets go ahead

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge against new legislation that allows Scotland to enforce minimum pricing on alcohol.

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Cancer Research UK develops alcohol tracker for Amazon Alexa

Cancer Research UK has created an Amazon Alexa Skill so users can track their alcohol consumption and raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer.

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Majority of time-pressed Brits walk less than a mile a day

Stagnant Brits struggle to walk more than a mile a day according to new research from Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer campaign published today.

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