Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The sad decline of Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK want more restrictions on food advertising and have produced a disgracefully dishonest infographic in their campaign to get them.

I can't imagine anybody looking at this image and concluding anything other than that 'junk food' advertising makes children five times more likely to be obese. In fact, if you look at the study cited (Simmonds et al. 2016) you'll see that it doesn't mention advertising at all. All it says is that obese children are five times more likely than non-obese children to become obese adults.

Isn't it telling that the further Cancer Research UK get from scientific research and the closer they get to the 'public health' lobby, the more they lose their integrity?

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