Why the way we gather influential data on diet is inherently flawed.
Scientists seem to have cracked the code behind the heritability of obesity.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Aspirin reduces cancer risk in overweight people with an inherited condition, but the findings could be relevant to the rest of us too.
The harshest cuts have yet to happen, but the bite is already being felt.
There are two extremes of malnutrition at play among South Africa's youth - both under nutrition and over nutrition.
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.
Crusaders have been warning about the evil effects of sugar for hundreds of years,
with no positive effect on our health.
As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
Heavier people are less likely to be hired and more likely to be fired – and some of this may begin at school.
How an evolutionary psychologist sees our obsession with being thin.
Researchers used pepperoni pizza to find out whether more choice in the Western diet could affect how much food we think we should be eating.
Apps can help us make sense of all the health messages out there.
One of the biggest ironies in the history of bottled water is the role that the soft drinks industry has had in its growth.
Supersize me too: how junk food decimates thousands of friendly microbe species.
Backlash to 'throwback' slimming ad is a win for the bikini terrorists
Obesity researchers have been in a tug of war about obesity for decades now. So what does the evidence show about the latest offensive in the obesity wars?
What do stuffed crust pizza and terrifying newspaper headlines have in common? Our hard-wired evolutionary responses hold the answer.
The leading cause of death in the world are a group of illnesses known as non-commmunicable diseases. But a growing body of evidence shows they're actually social contagions.
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.