ActWELL – a lifestyle programme to reduce the risk of breast cancer

from Health Economics Research Unit – Blog at on October 29, 2020 at 03:34PM

About 1 in 7 females are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. This makes breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK.  In Scotland, cases of breast cancer are expected to rise by around 27% by 2030. Evidence suggests that breast cancer risk can be reduced by about 30% by lifestyle choices. One of the most important ways of doing this is by managing body weight through having a healthy diet and being physically active.
ActWELL is a lifestyle programme developed in Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government, that encourages women to lose weight and…