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’?
Ultra-processed foods are bad for our health and our planet and must be central to any efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, and waistlines.
The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
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.
Australian of the year Taryn Brumfitt has called for doctors to avoid raising the issue of weight in consultations about other matters. We asked the experts if they should – or not.
Kris Kneen’s ‘exquisite’ memoir about living in a fat body is deeply intimate. It somehow feels even more intimate than their books about sex and desire.
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?
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released new obesity management guidelines in order to help address the growing obesity crisis in children.
The queer fat man’s body at the heart of The Whale is an image sorely lacking from the screen – as an expert in men and masculinity on film explains.
By only discussing fatphobia in the context of eating disorders, Taylor Swift illustrates how deeply individualized and depoliticized white feminism is.
Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.
In almost every way, one cheeseburger does not equal six apples. With the goal of optimal health in mind, a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie.
We found a greater risk of heart disease with saturated fats from red meat and butter – but a lower risk with saturated fats from cheese, yoghurt and fish.
Staple diets in Nigeria can be improved by the addition of insect powders, rather than serving recognisable forms of insects.
Cryolipolysis has become popular with people wanting to get rid of unwanted fat quickly. But one supermodel’s nightmare reminds us of the need for caution.
Even health authorities can’t seem to agree on dietary guidelines.
Participants who ingested caffeine powder burned up to 29% more fat.