In cancer, where there is Smok(ing), there is also a Fat problem
On February 26 by Cancer Research UK launched a campaign to educate the Public that obesity is a leading cause of cancer. 15% of people are not aware of the link. Alison Cox, director for cancer prevention at Cancer Research UK, said: “Being overweight is the UK’s biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking, but most people don’t know about this substantial risk.” Linda Bauld, PhD, professor of health policy at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom, said: “Research shows that our evolving environment has a vital role to play in the obesity crisis… Clever marketing tactics by the food industry and greater access to unhealthy food are all likely to have contributed to the rise in obesity rates.” Statistics showed that over 70% of millennials (people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s) are expected to be overweight or obese between 35 and 44 years of age, compared with just 50% of baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1955) when they were the same age. The charity warns that millennials are due to become the most overweight generation since current records began.