Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.
Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.
Today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors, and they need to understand public health to better help their patients.
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.
Finding it hard to lose weight? Here's why this may be.
People overeat. And people don’t always make the healthiest food choices. That much is clear. But who is to blame for overeating and poor food choices?
The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
A new study from Denmark shows that a man's weight can affect the information carried by his sperm.
Thanks to our ancestors, we're designed to hold on to fat.
It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house – food advertisers can make and break the rules as they like.
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.
David Cameron dismissed the idea of a tax on sugary drinks, but perhaps he should have listened to the experts.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
Dear Fat People video goes viral but it's another sad example of how acceptable it has become to belittle people while pretending it's for their own good.
By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
Proposed regulations to have nutritional labels on the front of prepacked foods can give South African consumers a chance to make better food choices.