Women in customer facing roles often suffer most.
World Obesity Image Bank
People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
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.
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
This is what happens when emotions eat you up.
You might lose weight in the short term but fad diets are impossible to sustain.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
Crash dieting is both safe and effective. So why isn't it available on the NHS?
Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it.
You might be thin on the outside, but if you have a poor diet and are physically inactive, you can have the same health risks as someone who is obese.
Clayton Oliver has opened up about the pressure he felt to lose weight in order to play in the AFL.
Until the league stops pressuring players over their weight, token measures to address mental health concerns will have a limited impact.
Is the scale telling the truth?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
BMI takes into account your height and your weight, and that’s it.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
Experts say there is still a long way to go before we can make firm statements about the best time of day to eat.
Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems.
A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.
Obese people don't have more frequent or intense food wanting episodes than lean people, but they do enjoy their food less.
Diet and exercise are more likely to succeed when done together.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
Sophie Tucker defiantly embraced her fuller figure.
AP Photo/Remo Nassi
'I Don't Want to Get Thin,' singer Sophie Tucker proclaimed – an attitude that was decades ahead of its time.
UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
The hostile environment that marginalised people find themselves in serves as a source of constant stress.
The drive to overeat may be rooted in survival brain circuits.
New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
Research shows healthcare providers may offer weight loss advice in place of medical treatment.
Canadian Obesity Network
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.