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.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Bariatric surgery can be life changing, so why are so few being offered the procedure in England?
It's not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering the very real environmental and structural constraints present in South Africa.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn't help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
Robust new study finds weight gain may be due to more than just the calories.
One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter -- by advocating for their own health.
A shorten Labor government will consider mandating food reformulation targets and health star ratings. These are important moves in the fight against obesity and obesity-related conditions.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
Teenagers in Sydney and Melbourne are going on a year-long diet that involves intermittent fasting. It sounds extreme but there are pros and cons to the Fast Track to Health trial.
Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Your body doesn't know when you've overeaten, but exercise can help.
Global experts warn that excessive screen time increases the risk of obesity, low physical fitness, anxiety and depression.
The rise in obesity parallels the increase in bowel cancer. Highly processed foods and alcohol could also play a role.