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Body weight

European Code Against Cancer

About the module

10 minutes long


Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturer

Dr Martin Wiseman

Medical and Scientific Adviser to the World Cancer Research Fund International, United Kingdom

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize why excess of body weight is a leading global cause of preventable illness and death and a major cause of cancer in the world and the European Union (EU).
  • Cite the attributable fraction due to excess of body weight in the EU.
  • Describe the evidence on benefits behind preventing weight gain.
  • Outline the available and effective interventions/policies around reducing excess of body weight.

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the European Code Against Cancer, 4th edition.

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The European Code Against Cancer – 3A. Body weight

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