Published: 31/10/2002, Volume II2, No. 5829 Page 8

The Health Development Agency has launched a report on cancer prevention to support local action in delivering the NHS cancer plan.The document examines the seven areas for action on prevention highlighted in the plan: smoking, diet and nutrition, obesity, physical activity, alcohol, sunlight and radon. Each section includes information on the case for action, an overview of the evidence for and features of effective approaches, and ideas for local action and signposting to useful resources. It flags up the fact that there are more reported studies of interventions aimed at individuals than there are policies to look at the wider determinants of cancer.

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