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A closer look at: physical activity and cancer prevention



Being active reduces the risk of breast, bowel and womb cancer. We could prevent about one in eight cases of bowel and breast cancers, and one in ten cases of womb cancer in the UK by being active for 30 minutes a day at least five times a week.  Kim Buxton, from Loughborough University, talks about the current physical activity trends in the UK and the impact on the nation’s health. World Cancer Research Fund scientist Susannah Brown explains the science behind physical activity and cancer risk, and behaviour change expert Karan Thomas talks about how health professionals can support people to be more active.

What will you learn?

  • Understand the impact physical activity has on our health and learn about the current challenges we are facing in the UK
  • Understand the science behind physical activity and cancer risk
  • Learn how to support people to be more physically active

Who may this interest?

  • Oncology professionals
  • Nurses
  • Community pharmacists
  • Nutritionists
  • Community health workers.
  • Anyone working to improve public health and wellbeing





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