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.
Modifying the types of food available to young adults can impact on their dietary behaviour.
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn't help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
Robust new study finds weight gain may be due to more than just the calories.
Science tells us that body weight is not just about lifestyle, and yet health-care providers often assume that people with obesity are lazy and lack willpower, and that fatness is the only relevant health issue.
One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter -- by advocating for their own health.
Australia’s problem with obesity is directly related to the junk foods we consume.
A shorten Labor government will consider mandating food reformulation targets and health star ratings. These are important moves in the fight against obesity and obesity-related conditions.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be overweight or obese. But it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight while young than wait until later to shift the kilos.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, second left, Jaidaa, far right, and Baylasan as they eat their after school snack at their home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2018.
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Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
The trial includes meal replacements to enable obese teens who are enrolled to rapidly lose weight.
Teenagers in Sydney and Melbourne are going on a year-long diet that involves intermittent fasting. It sounds extreme but there are pros and cons to the Fast Track to Health trial.