Even health authorities can’t seem to agree on dietary guidelines.
Participants who ingested caffeine powder burned up to 29% more fat.
We asked an accredited sports dietitian to describe what you need in your diet if you’re running long distances.
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 type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
There are so many milk alternatives these days, but it can be difficult to tell how beneficial they might be for our health. So we asked a dietitian to run through the main options.
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
Though exercising at around 50-72% of our VO₂ uses more fat as energy, the amount of actual fat burned is minimal.
We all have white and brown fat cells – but recent research shows there’s a third type, called “beige” cells.
With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Everyone knows it’s hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
No matter how much you weigh, there are many benefits to starting exercise, from a reduced risk of heart disease to better mental health.
The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from ‘obese people’ to ‘people living with obesity’. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person’s control.
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact ‘food’ remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
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.
One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter – by advocating for their own health.
Your body doesn’t know when you’ve overeaten, but exercise can help.
From romance to job interviews, people living with obesity are less likely to be successful.