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.
In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?
A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly?
Public health authorities are forever telling us how much we should weigh, but there is one essential element missing: shape.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Weight and girth have become shorthand for health but these are blunt instruments that provide an unreliable and reductive snapshot of its complexities.
The French government is backing parliamentary plans to ban unhealthily thin models from catwalks, but do the bodies of these models really affect women's self-image?
A study shows that body mass index (BMI) measurements may underestimate obesity, particularly among men. The study led by…
Increased body mass index (BMI) has been found to significantly raise the risk of heart disease – regardless of exercise…
People are increasingly reporting their weight as lower than it is, skewing data on obesity rates, according to a new Irish…