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3 reasons why the Government’s children’s obesity plan will fail children

The long-awaited government childhood obesity plan falls short of what is needed to tackle the worrying rates of childhood obesity. We explain why.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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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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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how this relates to obesity and cancer.

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel 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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Health apps: a note of caution

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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