Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years: Obesity, smoking and drinking to blame

Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years – and obesity, smoking and drinking are to blame But the rise among women is just 6 per cent, says Cancer Research UKThe biggest rise was seen among people in their 60s and 70sDisease is linked to factors such a lack of fibre and too much red meatSome experts also believe the link with obesity seems to be stronger in men By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 23:23 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42 GMT, 2 April 2013 Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, new figures have revealed. But the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains a mystery, although it is replicated in other countries.

Has DOG meat been found in our food? New takeaway horror after experts discover "mystery meat" in a lamb curry

Has DOG meat been found in our food New takeaway horror after experts discover 'mystery meat' in a lamb currySamples of curries and kebabs from six outlets in London were testedThe meat in a lamb curry could not be identified as common animal sourceOne burger contained no beef at all other than blood and heartBeef in another dish was found to contain chicken material including blood By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 19:22 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:23 GMT, 26 March 2013 A mystery meat, which has defied the best efforts of scientists to identify it, has been found in a lamb curry as part of an investigation into food fraud. The discovery raises new questions about just what is going into the nation’s takeaways and processed foods. A BBC documentary to be aired on BBC3 tonight sent samples of curries and kebabs bought from six outlets in London for laboratory tests.

Hundreds of schools take beef off the menu following collapse in confidence following horsemeat scandal

Hundreds of schools take beef off the menu following collapse in confidence over horsemeat scandalStaffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be servedBan will remain in place while doubts remain over horsemeat scandal By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 15 February 2013 Beef has been taken off the menu in hundreds of schools as a precautionary measure amid a collapse in confidence in processed food. Staffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be served while doubts remain over possible horsemeat contamination. Tests are being carried out on beef meals served at schools and hospitals around the country for the presence of horsemeat.

Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes "global scale"

Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes on a 'global scale' Countries that use large amounts of fructose corn syrup have diabetes rates 20% higher than those that consume littleU.S has greatest consumption of the syrup by far amounting to 25kg per person a year, compared to 0.5kg in the UK | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 28 November 2012 The syrup is used in processed foods because it improves appearance, providing a consistent browning after oven heating A sweetener used in food manufacture could be partly to blame for rising rates of type 2 diabetes, say scientists. Countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) have higher rates of the disease than those that consume little, says a new study. Among 42 countries studied, rates of diabetes were 8 per cent in high-consuming nations and 6.7 among low consumers – a difference of 20 per cent