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Body Weight And Obesity

Obesity at record high in children aged 10-11 years

More ten to eleven-year-olds in England are seriously obese than has ever been recorded, according to new research by Public Heath England.

Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

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