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.
An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients.
Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
Obesity among kids in Australia needs to be treated as a serious health problem.
If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Some diets have ambitions a lot weightier than helping you lose a few pounds.
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Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
Salty and fatty foods are driving up obesity.
At the turn of the century, the greatest threats were posed by infectious diseases today, the biggest threats are posed by lifestyle diseases.
Your body doesn't know when you've overeaten, but exercise can help.
Less recreational screen time is better for children.
Global experts warn that excessive screen time increases the risk of obesity, low physical fitness, anxiety and depression.
Bowel cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2017.
The rise in obesity parallels the increase in bowel cancer. Highly processed foods and alcohol could also play a role.
Women in customer facing roles often suffer most.
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People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
Policymakers are responding to a growing recognition of food as medicine.
Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
What you had before sways what you eat next time – but only if you remember.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
Overeating in response to emotions is one of the many factors that can drive weight gain.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
Fat-shaming is everywhere and research shows that it is very bad for our health.
From romance to job interviews, people living with obesity are less likely to be successful.