'I Don't Want to Get Thin,' singer Sophie Tucker proclaimed – an attitude that was decades ahead of its time.
The hostile environment that marginalised people find themselves in serves as a source of constant stress.
New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.
The much used before and after photograph to motivate weight loss might not be as motivational as was once thought.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
Understanding the psychology behind why we overeat can help us to consume less.
As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, individuals now have relatively less muscle mass and relatively more body fat.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
...and then they need to record when remission occurs.
Is pointing out the negative health effects of overweight and obesity "fat shaming"?
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?"
A new study finds that 90% of men are overfat. But by what measure?
Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Two new Cochrane reviews reveal that some interventions to tackle overweight and obesity in children do work, but only in the short term.
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.
It's time we considered the long-term benefits of community weight loss programmes to both individuals and society.
'Healthy child' vouchers and increased taxation could help tackle the childhood obesity problem.
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
If you’ve ever tried to cut back on sugar, you may have realised how incredibly difficult it is. This leads to the question: can you be addicted to sugar?