BMIs like the ones Neuralink is working on are already used in laboratories around the world as assistive technologies. But melding your mind with an AI is probably not happening anytime soon.
Nike has recently displayed a plus-sized mannequin in its London store, triggering responses ranging from outrage to celebration. But there's no denying the health risks of obesity.
Bariatric surgery can be life changing, so why are so few being offered the procedure in England?
Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
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).
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
The proposal is very different to schemes in the US where BMI report cards are sent to parents. Instead, the data would feed into obesity research and prevention programs.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, individuals now have relatively less muscle mass and relatively more body fat.
Metabolically healthy obese people are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large new study finds.
A new study finds that 90% of men are overfat. But by what measure?
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
Here's a message public health officials should adopt. It could prevent many new cases of diabetes occurring.
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
Having a bit of a tummy might not be the end of the world for men after all.
Horrors of job discrimination.
Over time, the body sizes and shapes of Olympians have been moving apart from each other at light-speed, and have become increasingly specialised and differentiated.