Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team are disturbed to read that despite extensive media coverage and various healthcare awareness campaigns a new research study reveals that around half of people are unaware that being overweight or obese can cause cancer. Obesity is a major public health problem – and it is an issue that Judy Viitanen and the PRimage team often comment and lobby on.
PRimage believe that today’s news suggests that greater and more effective communication and publicity efforts need to be made to ensure that the health risks of being oveweight really get through to the public!
Earlier this month a study published in the Lancet medical journal revealed that obesity can double the risk of several cancers – and the study also linked being overweight with a number of less common forms of the disease. And PRimage is aware that a major report from the World Research Cancer Fund in October showed that excess body fat was likely to cause some cancers.