An Open Letter to Cancer Research UK

  • Most importantly, changing the focus of this campaign and publicly explaining why.
  • Prioritising well-being over weight: delivering public health messages which are weight-inclusive and focus on empowering positive health promoting changes for every body.
  • Ceasing to mislead the public by stating ‘obesity’ is a ‘cause’ of cancer and instead more accurately communicating risk, acknowledging that improvements to health, and reductions in cancer risk, can be made without changes to body weight.
  • Making a commitment to end weight stigma (and other forms of discrimination) within the charity and among stakeholders.
  • Lobbying government and applying pressure for action on the social and environmental determinants of health.

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