Weight loss surgery carries some risks.
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.
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.
Researchers are trying to evaluate whether athletes benefit from taking fish-oil supplements.
Scientists have investigated the complicated link between omega-3 fatty acids and fitness.
Research has yet to reveal why and how obesity rates have surged around the world in the past few decades.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
Yoghurt. Nuts. Yes or no?
What's the deal with fat in our foods and drinks? Should we avoid it?
Arguing about the pros and cons of fat in our diet takes the focus away from the real nutritional demon: processed foods.
Eating a typical Western diet high in fat and sugar is bad for our memory, including remembering whether or not we’re full.
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not.
There is a curious paradox at the heart of the food group's new nutrition scheme: the less consumers trust Big Food, the less attention they will pay to the labels.
Know why stored fat is bad for modern humans?
Finding it hard to lose weight? Here's why this may be.
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The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
The new you: harder than it sounds.
Thanks to our ancestors, we're designed to hold on to fat.
Trans fats increase the shelf life of bakery goods and fast foods.
When you buy commercially baked goods such as pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits, there's a good likelihood they'll contain one of the nastier types of fatty acids: trans fats.
‘Tasters’ often dislike bitter green vegetables, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
Hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes may be to blame.
Research suggests the size of big supermarkets prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Food can prompt behaviours and brain responses similar to those seen in more traditional forms of addiction.
Are you a "carb craver" or "chocaholic"? We often use language associated with addiction to describe our relationships with food. But is it really possible to be addicted to certain types of food?
The dimpling of cellulite is caused by alterations to the layer of fat beneath the skin.
Most women (85%) and a small number of men have cellulite, usually on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. It's a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes.
Four year old Lu Zhihao takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, China in this file picture.
Child obesity needs to be tackled at the age of six to avoid them becoming overweight teens and obese adults.
Overbalanced. Is it possible to be fit and fat?
The link between exercise, diet and ill health has been recognised for a considerable length of time. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-370BC), wrote: Eating alone will not keep a man well…