The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from 'obese people' to 'people living with obesity'. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren't always sure what they're eating.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact 'food' remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
Nike has recently displayed a plus-sized mannequin in its London store, triggering responses ranging from outrage to celebration. But there's no denying the health risks of obesity.
One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter -- by advocating for their own health.
Your body doesn't know when you've overeaten, but exercise can help.
From romance to job interviews, people living with obesity are less likely to be successful.
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
Five experts were divided on whether or not we should choose the "light"dairy option.
Two large nutritional studies seem to have reported contradictory findings on carbs. But only if you believe the headlines.
If you want to remain lean, this study of mouse diets suggests your fat intake should make up just a fifth of your overall calorie intake.
Research shows that young adults who don't exercise can expect an average eight kilograms of extra fat on their body by 28 years of age.
The hostile environment that marginalised people find themselves in serves as a source of constant stress.
Recent studies have shown that we may be able to train ourselves to become more sensitive to certain tastes, which leads to feeling more full and satisfied after eating a meal.
There's some logic in eating and avoiding certain foods if you have endometriosis. And there are some studies that confirm this logic, but then others seem to refute it. And everyone is unique too.
Diets aren't just about losing weight. There are other things to consider.
We need to delve into the mucky complexities of fats, oils and greases in and beyond the home.
Coconut oil is being hailed as the new "superfood", helping us lose weight and kill harmful bugs. But how do the claims stand up to scientific scrutiny?
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.