Tagged: obesity

Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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Government calls time on obesity

A bid to slash five billion calories off the nation’s daily diet was set out as part of the Government’s ambitious new plan to tackle obesity by the Department of Health today. The obesity Call to Action announces a new … Read more → – Government calls time on obesity

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UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

In a speech at the United Nations, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has called for governments across the world to work collectively to tackle the rising tide of lifestyle-related diseases. Addressing members of the United Nations General Assembly, who had convened … Read more → – UK minister calls for tough international action on obesity, smoking and cancer

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Lancet publishes series of obesity articles

The Lancet has published a series of articles on obesity which suggest that 40 per cent of adults could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue. In response, Health Minister Anne Milton said: “We will be saying more about … Read more → – Lancet publishes series of obesity articles

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