One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it's difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
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.
Sugar taxes may not prevent obesity and associated conditions overnight, but they can be part of the solution.
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Students suffer the double burden of malnutrition - hunger and obesity. This results in stress, ill health, poor academic results and increased drop-out rates.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
The Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020 debated a host of critical issues but never brought up the equally important challenge of Americans' food security.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
It may not be such a bad habit after all.
It’s not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering South Africa's very real environmental and structural constraints.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here's what the evidence says about them.
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.
A new test which capitalises on existing knowledge and technology will increase diagnoses, speed up the process and save the NHS millions of pounds.
Our new study finds in Australian supermarkets, the lower the health star rating, the higher the discounts. The time is ripe for a national conversation about making discounts healthier.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Sport is only one way of being active and it's usually done at particular times and on particular days. Teens should get physical activity throughout the day, every day.
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
As the rate of obesity in the US rises, transplant centers are debating whether to accept organ donations from the obese. A new study suggests that oversized hearts are safe to use.
Gut microbiota are better predictors of belly fat than diet.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.