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Latest news and updates from World Cancer Research Fund UK.

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Our supporters raise thousands of pounds at London Marathon

25 April 2016: All 24 of World Cancer Research Fund’s runners completed the London Marathon yesterday, raising thousands of pounds for vital research into cancer prevention.

Stomach cancers in new lifestyle link

21 April 2016: A number of major lifestyle factors have been linked to stomach cancers for the first time in a groundbreaking new report released today.

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50% of people now aware of processed meat cancer risk

8 March 2016: World Cancer Research Fund has released ‘encouraging’ new statistics that show an increased number of British adults are now aware of the cancer risks attached to eating processed meat compared to five years ago

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New research shows vegan diets could lower prostate cancer risk

3 March 2016: Vegan diets could help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a major new study funded by World Cancer Research Fund.

Call for government to urgently tackle childhood obesity

29 February 2016: The government’s delay in publishing its childhood obesity strategy will increase the risk to children’s health – that’s the view of the Obesity Health Alliance, of which World Cancer Research Fund is a member.

Milk consumption associated with reduced risk of nasopharyngeal cancer

24 February 2016: Consuming more milk and other dairy products could help decrease the risk of head and neck cancer, according to a new ecological study part-funded by World Cancer Research Fund UK.

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Tax on sugary drinks can prevent millions from becoming obese

19 February 2016: A new study that predicts obesity rates in the UK could be reduced by five per cent over the next decade if a sugary drinks tax is introduced has been welcomed by World Cancer Research Fund.

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Up to 25 teaspoons of sugar found in some high-street hot drinks

17 February 2016 - New research which has found that many of the UK’s most popular high-street hot drinks are as sugary as cola has led to renewed calls for the government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.

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CROS NT backs fundraising campaign marking 25 years of cancer prevention

10 February 2016: A company specialising in data services in the clinical trial environment has pledged to support World Cancer Research Fund as part of the charity’s 25th anniversary fundraising campaign.


People between 18 and 24 more aware of cancer risks than over-55s

4 February 2016: People aged over 55 are less aware of the links between cancer and lifestyle than those aged between 18 and 24, research for World Cancer Research Fund UK has revealed.