Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
From romance to job interviews, people living with obesity are less likely to be successful.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
Scientists manage to boost brown fat in mice with a molecule called BMP8b. Could this be the future for treating obesity?
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
It's time to stop shifting responsibility onto individuals, and start supporting deprived communities to live healthy lifestyles.
This is what happens when emotions eat you up.
It's not just a storm in a fruit cup – branding fuels our appetite for unhealthy foods.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
When immigrants come to the US, it isn't just the people who assimilate. The microbes in their gut also become Westernized after living here. This may predispose them to diseases like obesity.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows we're eating less junk food than before, but still far too much.
Just what role does exercise play in weight loss? Plenty. While word has spread in recent years that physical activity isn't all that important, a doctor debunks that myth.
Body mass index is often used to gauge health. But there may be more accurate measures. A report on your blood metabolites, your metabolome, may distinguish healthier-obese from sicker-obese.
Metabolites in a drop of blood may be a better way to determine your metabolic health than body mass index (BMI).
The results of stigma can be deeply damaging – we all need to show greater sensitivity.
Seasonal animals such as the Siberian hamster can teach us a lot about appetite suppression.