Lord Byron’s drank vinegar for weight loss, with catastrophic health effects. His eating disorders were reflected across 18th century Europe.
People who are obese, as well as those who are overweight and have weight-related issues, may soon be able to ask their doctor for a prescription.
Ads for targeted fat loss, especially
for belly fat, are everywhere on social media. But is there any evidence to support this type of ‘spot reduction’?
A new study shows people who drank an extra cup of coffee a day gained less weight than expected over four years.
Like most weight-loss programs, the OMAD diet makes bold promises – and comes with risks.
Our metabolism naturally slows down as we age and becomes dysfunctional after dieting. Here’s what you can do to give yours a boost.
The Conversation has been following the trials and tribulations of semaglutide (Wegovy) as it made its way from lizard venom to blockbuster drug.
The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
But it may have an indirect effect on weight loss – especially if you swap it for the high-calorie drinks you normally have.
Weight regain might be common, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it.
Despite the prevalent view that people with large bodies should simply eat less and move more, it’s nearly impossible to fight our genetic heritage or other factors that are not within our control.
Some researchers assert that the body responds to exercise by burning fewer calories when you’re not working out. Regardless of its effects on weight loss, exercise provides many health benefits.
Many people don’t realise that muscle is also lost when losing weight.
Many processed foods strip carbs of their natural fibers. Eating foods with an ideal total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio can help with weight management and improve overall health.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis affects around 2% of adults worldwide.
Participants in both groups lost, on average, 4% of their bodyweight over a year.
Overreliance on BMI as a measure of weight and health has deepened inequities and led to inaccuracies and overgeneralizations.
As the use of Ozempic, a drug for diabetes, slams into the mainstream as a weight-loss method, will the drug’s use impact our concept of fatness? And how does fatness intersect with race and class?
Some pharmacies are selling ‘generic’ semaglutide online, despite the drug still being under patent protection.
The diet industry’s reliance on the ‘calories in, calories out’ concept is why society blames people for being overweight. But it’s a myth.