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.
Cutting PE lessons to boost exam results is madness – it's time for sport in schools to go mainstream.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
Crash dieting is both safe and effective. So why isn't it available on the NHS?
You might be thin on the outside, but if you have a poor diet and are physically inactive, you can have the same health risks as someone who is obese.
A study in Kenya found that that there's an association between relatively higher economic status and obesity in a slum setting.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
Is yogurt as healthy as you think?
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Does it seem like everyone you know drinks apple cider vinegar, mainly in hopes of losing weight? Vinegar has a long history of high hopes attached to it. A doctor who loves vinegar explains.
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.
Two of the world's problems – obesity and waste – can be reduced together.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
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.