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Mother runs London Marathon after losing both parents to cancer within three years

A young mother who lost both her parents to cancer in the space of two years is running the London Marathon to raise money for cancer prevention.

Ascot cancer survivor, 73, goes from barely being able to climb stairs to running races

A cancer survivor who overcame the debilitating disease has gone from barely being able to walk to attending fit camps.

Body weight linked to ovarian cancer for first time

Scientists have linked ovarian cancer – the most deadly gynaecological cancer in the UK – to being overweight for the first time.

World Cancer Day: Half don’t know about link between diet and cancer

Around half of Britons don’t recognise the importance of diet in protecting against cancer, demonstrating that many of the myths about the disease are still widely believed.

UK women have 10th highest rate in world for cancers linked to inactivity

Women in the UK have the 10th highest rate in the world for cancers linked to a lack of physical activity, according to recently released figures.

It causes cancer and can help weight loss – just two of the frequent errors about coffee

One in ten Britons believe coffee causes cancer, according to a poll commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund that reveals the common misconceptions about coffee.

Early intervention in childhood diets needed to avoid obesity, study finds

Seven-year-old children with unhealthy diets are likely to carry their eating habits into adolescence, increasing their risk of obesity, according to new research.

Join the 100 Calorie Challenge to avoid Christmas weight gain and reduce your risk of cancer

Christmas is coming and over the festive period we eat an average of 500 extra calories a day with dinners, drinks and nibbles adding a possible 5lb to our body weight over the month.

Watch the game and your waistline

Just a handful of matches into the football and rugby seasons and many fans will already have had their fill of the offerings available from food stands at our nation’s sporting venues.

Being active and staying a healthy weight could cut four in ten cases of womb cancer in UK

Four out of ten new cases of womb cancer could be prevented in the UK if women were more physically active and a healthier weight, analysis of the latest research from around the world has shown.

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