Reassuring your child you love and support them unconditionally is crucial for a healthy relationship.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
An individual's weight is a complex and sensitive issue, which may be related to many factors that are not only medical but social, environmental and emotional.
A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.
In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
All eyes have been on Mexico since they imposed a tax on sugary drinks – and now the data is in.
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?
Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. Sound familiar?
Received wisdom says you should eat breakfast like a king, but is this advice supported by scientific evidence?
Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
With one can of cool drink containing six teaspoons of sugar – your recommended sugar intake for the day – there is a need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages South Africans consume.
It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
Most women (85%) and a small number of men have cellulite, usually on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. It's a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes.
Child obesity needs to be tackled at the age of six to avoid them becoming overweight teens and obese adults.
Most of us know that obesity is a growing problem across the globe but would you call it a disease? While it may seem like a semantic debate, it is actually a serious issue with major implications.