Bad lifestyles cause 2,500 cancer cases in the UK every week

Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said the nation was facing an obesity-led cancer timebomb.” says More than 2,500 cancer cases diagnosed every week in the UK are preventable by making simple lifestyle changes, research has found.Volunteering to take part in womb cancer research, she was shocked to discover that possible causes include being obese and inactive.Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert, said it was time society treated obesity with the same social stigma as smoking.While smoking is still the biggest avoidable cause, accounting for three in every 20 cases, doctors say weight-related cancer is fast catching up.

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