Posts tagged: obesity

Eating your five-a-day ‘does little to cut cancer risk’

Tweet Eating fruit and vegetables does little to help people avoid cancer, say researchers. Despite public health messages about the benefits of ‘five a day’, a major study shows it has a ‘very weak’ effect on preventing cancer. Campaigners stress that a diet high in fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of obesity, a major cause of cancer, and is good for the heart. But a study of almost 500,000 people found eating five p ... Jump to full article >>

‘Unacceptable’ late cancer diagnosis kills 10,000 a year

Tweet The availability of cancer drugs such as Herceptin is just one of the causes cited for Britain’s poor performance Late diagnosis of cancer needlessly kills up to 10,000 patients every year, the Government’s director of cancer services has revealed. Professor Mike Richards will this week unveil a shocking study of the three deadliest forms – lung, bowel and breast cancer – showing that early detection could save twic ... Jump to full article >>