It's not all about the gym and your diet. The places where we live and work shape our health, too.
The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
No wonder we're addicted to junk food. Neuroscience shows food packaging affects our enjoyment of these foods, and plays on the same brain processes as hard drug addiction.
It's time we considered the long-term benefits of community weight loss programmes to both individuals and society.
South Africa has the highest obesity levels in Africa but blaming sugar neglects the many factors at play in this complex health issue.
Body weight is a complex issue and going after one culprit is not enough.
Weighing up the cost of improving people's diets.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
Accuracy is a big problem when people self-report what they eat. A new online tool could help researchers and clinicians overcome this hurdle.
It's an idea that keeps returning, but there's not convincing evidence to show eating from smaller plates will make a difference to obesity levels.
'Healthy child' vouchers and increased taxation could help tackle the childhood obesity problem.
Regular physical activity energises you to perform daily chores, deal with stress better and improves your quality of sleep.
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?
Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.
Research shows poorer black South Africans are disproportionately exposed to food-related advertising that promotes the consumption of fatty, unhealthy foods.
If you're planning to become a parent, better lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of obesity in your children.
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
The reality is that the move to introduce a sugar tax in South Africa is necessary because of the scourge of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country.