Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from 'obese people' to 'people living with obesity'. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
Targeting kids with a weight loss app could perpetuate body image issues and lead to disordered eating. Yes, childhood obesity is a problem – but we must tread carefully when delivering solutions.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
This is what happens when emotions eat you up.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
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.
Until the league stops pressuring players over their weight, token measures to address mental health concerns will have a limited impact.
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
Experts say there is still a long way to go before we can make firm statements about the best time of day to eat.
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.
Obese people don't have more frequent or intense food wanting episodes than lean people, but they do enjoy their food less.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.