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Medicine: Cancer / Britain and China #935169

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) A major medical study finding that many cancers can be prevented through diet, exercise and weight control reviewed; details given about higher rates of cancer in richer countries; statistics on cancer in the US and China compared. [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Walter WILLETT†- says the cost of those illnesses add up to more than the cost of a healthy diet.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Larry NORTON†- explains how fat contributes to cancer.] [Breast cancer patient Norma DeCAESAR‡- comments.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Reports introduced.

(London: Richard Roth) The increase in obesity in Britain linked the rise in fast food consumption as the economy slumps featured; U.K. Department of Health ad promoting healthier living shown. [2 BRITS – comment on fast food.] [National Obesity Forum Dr. David HASLAM†- explains how fast food relieves stress.]

(Tianjin, China: Celia Hatton) Soaring cancer rates in China linked to obesity featured; statistics cited. [Breast cancer patient LIU Li† {thru translator} – says cancer is very common.] [Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital Dr. ZHANG Jin†- comments on importing Western lifestyles.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) Cancers that are affected by weight and lifestyles, those that can’t be prevented by lifestyle changes and proposals for cancer prevention discussed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon;
Roth, Richard;
Hatton, Celia;
Jon, Katie Couric,

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