Here are five weightloss supplements you shouldn't waste your money on.
The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, an audio version of selected long-form stories.
Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
Despite the efforts of millions of Americans, obesity rates continue to climb. Why is it so hard to lose weight and to keep it off? It's a lot more complicated than just pushing back the plate.
Health care providers often recommend exercise to overweight people as a way to lose weight, but that often does not work. Injuries can occur, and frustration can mount. Can walking with them work?
Dieting is a setup. The act of dieting causes physiological changes that make it hard to continue dieting successfully. Here's how the body fights back when some people try to lose weight.
Some tips on how to fully enjoy your Christmas mince pie.
You may be better off buying regular green or black tea and spending more on fruit and vegetables.
Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
For centuries, people have been trying to lose weight in all sorts of ways – including drinking vinegar, avoiding swamps and stocking up on grapefruit.
The price of weight loss is lifelong vigilance
Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Woman's Own magazine created a slimming culture in the UK that lasts to this day.
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
It's time to bust some diet myths and talk about the science behind weight loss
New research shows how marketers get away with making their food look and sound healthier than it really is.
If it sounds too good to be true ...
The evidence suggests that intermittent fasting can be an effective way to lose weight over a period of months. However, one size does not fit all, and it could be another's idea of hell.
Protein-based health products have been criticised for inappropriate marketing but are they even worth the money?