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[Editorial] Obesity: we need to move beyond sugar

In January, discussions about diet, food, and obesity usually dominate the media. This year is no exception. New figures released last week by Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK underline the current, and likely future, effect of the obesity epidemic. Around 700 000 new cancers caused by being overweight or obese are predicted by 2035. And the estimated number of people living with diabetes worldwide has topped 4 million for the first time, an increase of 119 965 compared with the previous year, and a rise of 65% during the past decade.