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Obesity is second biggest cause of cancer after smoking

Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking and around 22,800 cases of cancer in the UK are caused by excess body weight every year, according to Cancer Research UK.

The charity has produced a resource containing answers to common questions from patients, tips on how to discuss weight management with patients who are overweight or obese and a campaign poster.

Free copies can be ordered from the Cancer Research UK website, where pharmacists and pharmacy staff can also sign up to receive future copies of the Cancer Insight newsletter.