Mono dieters restrict their intake to one food or food group per day.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here's what the evidence says about them.
Obesity is a problem affecting many Australian children. We need solutions, but is a weight loss app a good idea?
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.
Supermarkets may discount junk foods to capitalise on the ‘impulse buy’.
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.
Obesity is one of the risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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.
Hockey contributes a lot to activity levels compared to other sports.
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.
Do you know what your child is eating at school?
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
The number of potential organ donors who are obese is on the rise.
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.
In the future, dietary advice will take our gut microbiome into account.
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.
Scotland successfully targeted its smoking problem, now it needs to do the same for obesity.
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The effectiveness of healthy-eating nudges increases as their focus shifts from thinking, to feeling, to doing.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners comes in many shapes and colors.
There is a huge variety of sugar substitutes available. What's the difference? Is one better for controlling blood sugar levels for diabetes? Is one better for individuals trying to lose weight?
When the policies and programmes developed in Belo Horizonte were rolled out nationally, Brazil experienced a notable decline in hunger.
Exercise is good for you, no matter what your weight.
Nike has recently displayed a plus-sized mannequin in its London store, triggering responses ranging from outrage to celebration. But there's no denying the health risks of obesity.
Belo Horizonte’s traditional food market.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Bariatric surgery can be life changing, so why are so few being offered the procedure in England?
Women in Soweto said going out in exercise clothes made them vulnerable to harassment and assault.
It's not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering the very real environmental and structural constraints present in South Africa.
Kids are exposed to junk foods often, but encouraging healthy foods at home can make a difference.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.