The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Is pointing out the negative health effects of overweight and obesity "fat shaming"?
Unhealthy food corporations use various tactics to undermine public health policies aimed at tackling the scourge of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
Research provides hope for new anti-obesity drugs.
A new study finds that 90% of men are overfat. But by what measure?
The increase in cases of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has led to an emerging pattern of high levels of multimorbidity.
Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
The evidence against low-calorie sweeteners is mounting. But that doesn't mean natural sugar is better.
Enshrining the need for planning healthy built environments in legislation will help ensure the fundamental role planners have to play in facilitating healthy lifestyles.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
The Body Mass Index is used to assess the risk of lifestyle diseases, but the relationship between BMI and chronic illnesses remains far from simple.
While other cancer rates fall or remain static, liver cancer is on the rise. Here's why we need to start paying attention.
Two new Cochrane reviews reveal that some interventions to tackle overweight and obesity in children do work, but only in the short term.
The benefits of a sugar tax go beyond mere health savings when obesity rates drop. Our new research predicts wider economic benefits due to more, healthier people in work.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.