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News digest: diets & obesity, the immune system and more...

  • New research sparked a couple of news reports on the perceived health benefits of the 5:2 diet and claims it could prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. But the study actually found there’s not enough evidence to reach make those conclusions. Read this NHS Choices article for a more balanced analysis.

  • New estimates revealed that almost half a million new cancer cases worldwide in adults each year are linked to excess bodyweight. Cancer Research UK covered this, and here’s the Mail Online and the Telegraph’s take on the findings.

  • Continuing with statistics, a new study found that, although things are improving, the UK cancer survival still lags behind the best in the world. The Guardian has more.

Source: Cancer Research UK