BBC News – Cancer ‘tidal wave’ on horizon, warns WHO

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Cancer Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a MUST READ article from the BBC, citing latest WHO evidence. Check it out!

via BBC News – Cancer ‘tidal wave’ on horizon, warns WHO.

The WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 said the major sources of preventable cancer included:

  • Smoking
  • Infections
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity and inactivity
  • Radiation, both from the sun and medical scans
  • Air pollution and other environmental factors
  • Delayed parenthood, having fewer children and not breastfeeding

It seems that the growth in cancer globally will be most significant in the developing World.

Surely, it’s time to control the global brands that are promoting unhealthy food that is contributing directly to global obesity?

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BBC News – Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

This is an amazing MUST READ article from the BBC about the rise of global obesity. Check it out!

via BBC News – Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world.

Personally, I hold the major food and drink multi-nationals responsible for the rise in global obesity and the related healthcare time-bomb. These huge organizations have massive marketing budgets, frequently targeted at children and peer pressure; this creates dependence and addiction. Most governments seem to be too weak to challenge these large organizations.

Unless there is concerted action, I fear an increasing percentage of millennials will die before their parents!

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any thoughts on what can effectively be done to reduce obesity either globally or in specific high risk countries?

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