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Making real change: 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy

From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

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Health inequalities: Why is it harder for some people to eat healthily? 

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Health inequalities

We investigate diet inequality and its root causes with Dr Amy Yau, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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New analysis estimates over 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040

The results of an analysis published by Cancer Research UK today estimate that more than 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040

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New study identifies how obesity may increase the risk of developing womb cancer

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in BMC Medicine.

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Javid’s war on cancer can’t leave people behind

We’ve had plans before. What we need is leadership, commitment and competence. Addressing cancer inequalities and cancer prevention must be central to the plan.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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New obesity strategy is a ‘landmark day for the nation’s health’ and our ambition to beat cancer

The UK Government have launched a new obesity strategy with a raft of measures, including restricting junk food marketing on TV and online.

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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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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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Government proposes banning junk food ads before 9pm

Junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of Government plans to help tackle childhood obesity.

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