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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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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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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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Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI).

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New obesity figures for England show growing problem

New obesity figures show the average man in England weighs nearly a stone more than he did 20 years ago.

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Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer Research UK.

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Childhood obesity plan ‘watered down by government’, TV investigation claims

The Government has been accused of watering down a series of plans aimed at tackling childhood obesity, a Channel 4 investigation will claim today.

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More than 57,000 children become overweight or obese during primary school

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave.

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Junk food advertising is too tempting for children

Children describe junk food advertising as ‘tempting’ and ‘addictive’, and say they could ‘lick the screen’, according to a new report.

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The rise of BRINNER – a third of Brits have breakfast food for dinner at least once a week

A third of Brits eat breakfast food for their evening meal at least once a week, with 80 per cent have eaten breakfast foods for dinner at least once.

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