While we might think we’re in control of what we eat, we’re probably being influenced more than we realise. When unhealthy options are the easiest, cheapest or only things available, weight gain becomes more likely.
A child who is obese is five times more likely to be obese as an adult, putting them at greater risk of cancer. Help us make sure kids are protected against obesity by putting a stop to junk food ads on TV before 9pm and similar restrictions online.
BMI is a commonly used method to measure if you're a healthy weight for your height. The more overweight a person is or the longer they are overweight for, the greater the risk of cancer. Calculate your BMI and find out where you are on the scale.