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Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking.

obesityAccording to Cancer Research UK , these cancers are more likely to have been caused by being overweight than by smoking tobacco:

  • bowel
  • kidney
  • ovarian
  • liver

Smoking remains the UK’s leading preventable cause of cancer overall with obesity ranking second.

Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert, Prof Linda Bauld said the government should do more to tackle the UK’s obesity problem.

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