New mouse study suggests that a heavy meal may be a better test than the glucose tolerance test.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
Sin taxes won’t be enough to deal with the obesity epidemic, but innovation just might be.
Obesity is not a rational choice. But there is scope for governments to get involved and improve our options.
The government's new exercise campaign encourages us to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day. But while ads can get us to change our attitudes, they're unlikely to change our behaviour.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.
Health coaching looks like more than a fad – it comes with impressive research findings and is winning over the NHS.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
Trainers and fitness gurus often tell their charges how to 'burn fat.' But what does that actually involve? Here's a Speed Read on something that actually takes a fairly long time.
Gestational diabetes should be seen as an opportunity to identify families at higher risk of metabolic problems and take action.
Knowing why patients on anti-psychotics gain weight may help researchers learn more about human attentional bias and food.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
Experts say there is still a long way to go before we can make firm statements about the best time of day to eat.
Researcher suggests obese dogs are more sensitive to rewards but there could be another explanation.
First study to look at binge eating during pregnancy and the long-term outcome for mother and child.
A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.
Gut microbe metabolites can tell us a lot about our health.
Obese people don't have more frequent or intense food wanting episodes than lean people, but they do enjoy their food less.