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Women’s waistline cancer risk

Waist size: linked to cancer

Waist size: linked to cancer

We’ve received widespread media coverage for our message that nearly half of women are at increased risk of cancer because of large waistlines.

Many people think of men having bulging bellies but statistics show 44 per cent of women in England have a big waistline – increasing their cancer risk.

Compared to this, 32 per cent of men have a raised waist circumference.

The BBC and the Guardian were among the outlets to highlight news … Continue Reading

Healthy Christmas recipe ideas

Sweet Veggie Surprise: a healthy Christmas recipe

Sweet Veggie Surprise: a healthy Christmas recipe

Christmas is now just three days away and there is no doubt that part of the enjoyment of the festive season is in enjoying delicious food.

But that doesn’t mean Christmas has to be a choice between enjoying yourself and being healthy.

After all, some traditional Christmas foods such as satsumas and the vegetables that form part of Christmas dinner all count towards the five portions … Continue Reading

BBC story on fruits and vegetables

We are quoted in a BBC article today about a study that has looked at the benefits of fruits and vegetables.

To find out more about the links between fruits and vegetables and cancer prevention, visit our website.

Red meat and cancer

Red meat: a healthy food?

Red meat: a healthy food?

There is a story in the news today about how people think red meat contains more fat that is actually the case.

This comes from MeatMatters, which is funded by the meat industry.

So it is not surprising that they have used the survey to suggest that red meat is actually healthier than people think.

But regardless of the fat content, there is convincing evidence that red and processed meat increase risk of bowel … Continue Reading

Quarter of adults in UK are obese

Obesity: a cancer risk factor

Obesity: a cancer risk factor

A new report that includes obesity statistics for the European Union makes depressing reading.

It has found that 25% of adults in the UK are obese, which is the highest proportion in Europe.

The European Union average is 15%, with other poorly performing countries including Ireland, Malta, Iceland and Luxembourg.

There are, of course, lots of reasons why high obesity levels are bad news. But from our perspective, higher levels of obesity … Continue Reading

More on fruits and vegetables and cancer

You may remember that last week we responded to media coverage questioning the link between fruits and vegetables and cancer risk.

If you want to read more on fruits and vegetables and cancer risk, you may be interested in an interesting blog post NHS Choices has published on the subject.

Fruits and vegetables and cancer prevention

Fruits and vegetables: important for cancer prevention

Fruits and vegetables: important for cancer prevention

I can imagine people who have read today’s media coverage about fruits and vegetables and cancer risk might be feeling confused.

It is all too easy when organisations like World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) say it is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for cancer prevention and then newspapers like the Guardian report that “Fruit and vegetables do not reduce overall cancer risk”.

We have … Continue Reading