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Physical Activity

The second biggest preventable cause of cancer: being overweight

We look at recent evidence linking obesity to more types of cancer than previously thought.

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.

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.

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.

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

Monday morning’s papers had lots of coverage of research presented at yesterday’s conference: data on the unacceptably high death rates of patients diagnosed as an...

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

Being overweight or obese is the biggest cause of cancer after smoking.

And with worryingly high levels of obesity in children, there’s a chance that weight could...

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

Sugar has been heavily sprinkled over the headlines this week. It’s an ever-present ingredient in kitchen cupboards, drinks and lunchboxes up and down the country. And the...

Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

It’s well established that leading an active lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer, as well as a range of other cancers.

But what about after...

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.

Health apps: a note of caution

There’s a running joke that if you check your symptoms on the Internet, it will probably diagnose you with cancer.

But there seems to be a growing trend that we are...