The nationwide survey found that people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to know about the link. And men are less likely than women to be aware of the increased risk of cancer caused by obesity.
As well as general ignorance about obesity and cancer, the survey showed that more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of those asked didn’t know obesity was linked specifically to ovarian cancer.
More than two thirds (69 per cent) didn’t know there was a link with breast cancer and more than half (53 per cent) didn’t know pancreatic cancer was linked to obesity. Read more . . .