The evidence is clear: a tax on sugary drinks would reduce consumption. All that's needed is political leadership that prioritises health above the profits.
Negative attitudes about people with larger body sizes or higher weight are consistent across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
Going back to work at an office? An expert explains how the relatively cool temperature many offices are kept at may affect your body – and your health.
In this new study, people who were overweight had fewer brain cells and lower levels of blood flow compared to people of a normal weight.
We don’t need more government obesity strategies – governments just need to implement the proposed policies for them to work.
There are some factors you can't change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.
The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
There's currently little evidence that 'reverse dieting' works.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
Don't give up just yet.
Myths that taxes on sugary drinks unfairly disadvantage the poor and will result in job losses don't hold up. Here's what the evidence says.
With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here's how to steer clear of the fads.
One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it's difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
A key tenet of Samoan culture emphasizes community, deference to authority and confronting fears – a mindset that makes an ideal football player. But it can extract a physical toll.
Measurement and standards are at the heart of how we trade commodities and measure wealth. So what happens now that the planet’s most critical standard has been completely overhauled?
Gravity exists because the universe is full of 'stuff' – here's how it came to be.
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.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.