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.
Despite the promise of drugs that can help people shed pounds, healthy lifestyle choices are still key to overall health.
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Anti-obesity medications are becoming the go-to treatment for weight loss. But drugs alone may not provide the same benefits as lifestyle choices like exercise and a healthy diet.
Many programs that offer the ‘the fastest way to lose weight’ are considered fad diets that severely restrict calories or eliminate some foods.
The much-discussed weight-loss jab may be good for treating Britain’s biggest killer: dementia. Trials are underway.
We found the protection offered by COVID vaccines wanes more quickly in people with severe obesity compared to those of normal weight.
Knowing how to talk to kids about healthful eating is key.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released new obesity management guidelines in order to help address the growing obesity crisis in children.
If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you might want to take a close look of this burger.
Healthy eating campaigns tend to put forward images of nutritious foods. But science shows there is a more effective and counterintuitive way of steering people away from junk food.
We wanted to find out if the risk of heart disease differs between obesity explained by genetic factors, and obesity mainly influenced by environmental factors, such as lifestyle.
Access to swimming in the UK has been hit by COVID and the cost of living crisis and that has consequences for children and young people.
Permanent weight loss is hard to achieve. But the good news is: there are still benefits to temporary weight loss.
Over many decades our food environments have relentlessly been encouraging us to make choices that are harmful to our health, through pricing, marketing and availability.
Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
An illustration of a human liver with cirrhosis.
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Vinyl chloride dilutes fairly quickly in outside air and water. One concern for lingering exposure from the derailment involves private wells.
Exercising regularly, and spending time outdoors can improve your health.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Brendan Fraser in The Whale.
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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.
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A new study found the introduction of the UK’s sugary drinks tax was associated with reduced rates of obesity for year 6 girls, though not boys.
Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight?
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While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
Over the course of ‘The Whale,’ Charlie’s body gradually breaks down.
In a thin-obsessed culture, fatness has become its own kind of monster.
Yoga mixes physical exercise with meditation and breathing techniques.
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Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
The emotional stress of growing up in a poor household may contribute to obesity.