A new study in rats adds to the evidence that artificial sweeteners may be bad for your health.
Women's health in the months and years before they become pregnant can impact on their health during pregnancy and the baby's development, our new research shows.
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.
There have been a variety of approaches to tackle malnutrition. The continent needs to learn from past mistakes across the world.
The U.S. is vehemently opposed to Canada's intention to put labels on unhealthy processed foods. Here's why Canada should continue to stand its ground during NAFTA renegotiations.
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.
Sucralose increases the expression of genes linked with fat production.
A new study suggests that high blood-sugar levels are an effect rather than a cause of type 2 diabetes.
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don't skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
Quitting sugar is unlikely to improve your health any more than cutting down on ultra-processed foods, eating more vegetables and cooking food from scratch.
We found that over 12 years, women who had an unhealthy weight and had yo-yoed didn't gain more weight than women who had never yo-yoed.
The statistics point remorselessly towards obesity being a symptom with an underlying social cause. That should completely change the approach to dealing with it.
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.
The sugar tax relies on creating a price difference between high- and low-sugar drinks, but this could be cancelled out by bundled offers, such as fixed-price meal deals.
A recent study was reported as saying a sugar tax would have us drinking more alcohol. But the study didn't establish this fact. The results were mixed with no evidence one thing caused another.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
As 'Heart Month' kicks off across North America, a cardiovascular researcher explains how the neighbourhood you live in can affect your risks of heart disease.
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
Climate change threatens to widen the health gap between the haves and have-nots. Here's why addressing environmental issues that drive poor health is a starting point.
Like many Indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec have a disproportionately high rate of diabetes. They’re facing it down with a decidedly Indigenous solution.