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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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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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Exercise could work as treatment for prostate cancer

A newly-launched Cancer Research UK study could be the first step towards exercise training being introduced as a new NHS treatment for prostate cancer.

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Two-thirds of bowel cancer patients aren’t advised to exercise despite health benefits

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of bowel cancer patients say they weren’t advised to exercise regularly after their diagnosis.

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Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Nearly 600,000 cancers in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK.

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Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers – one of the deadliest forms of cancer – could be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.

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Vanity taking its toll on women’s long-term health

Fashion trends and concerns about appearance could be having a detrimental effect on the health and fitness of our nation’s women according to a new survey commissioned by Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco.

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Non-communicable diseases such as cancer ‘are the leading global killer’

Non-communicable diseases  are the leading cause of death around the world, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Cancer Research UK urges government to ‘strengthen’ alcohol commitment

Cancer Research UK has signed up to the Responsibility Deal announced by health secretary Andrew Lansley today (March 15th)

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Exercise cuts risk of potentially cancerous bowel polyps by a third

People with an active lifestyle are up to three times less likely to develop large or advanced polyps in the bowel – which can develop into bowel cancer – according to a new analysis published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday).

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