Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk.
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Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Ending GST on some foods is being touted as a way to reduce food poverty. But cheap food comes with a high environmental and health cost. Is there a way to value food but reduce hardship?
How we design our cities can make it harder to be healthy. City planners are now able to quantify the different elements that are affecting our health and well-being.
South Africa should introduce regulations that mandate the nutritional labelling of fast foods. This will help consumers make informed dietary choices.
Political cartoons and memes have made it clear that if there’s something to agree about on all sides of the political spectrum, its that fat people are an easy target.
Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.
Studying the genetic aspects of fatty liver disease can help identify its causes and consequences and find new treatments.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is surprisingly common, affecting about one in four adults. Eating processed foods and sugary drinks can increase the risk of developing the disease.
New research shows that a ban on aggressive hi-vis promotion of sugary drinks could be far more successful in reducing consumption than a sugar tax.
Some studies have demonstrated that a significant number of obese people are metabolically healthy, leading to the contention that one could be healthy at any size.
Some obese people lack the classic metabolic risk factors of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar linked with obesity. But are they still at risk for heart disease and diabetes?
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories.
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Sugar gets a bad rap, but exactly which sugar is meant? Nutrient-dense sweet ripe fruits are a far cry from refined table sugar – and their differences can have big health implications.
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The way the press talks about obesity has changed over time.
Your body might need a nudge to return to its pre-lockdown weight. And it’s probably better to act now than wait.
Studies show that spending more time on Instagram can lead to lower body satisfaction.
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Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
Around one in six people report addictive patterns of eating, or addictive behaviours around food.
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Obesity and excess weight increase the risk of COVID progressing to severe disease, including in children. Vaccination is key to reducing this risk.
British Columbia introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in April.
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B.C. recently began taxing sugary drinks. Examples from Europe show the scientific basis for taxing unhealthy foods may have little impact on whether these taxes are adopted or remain in place.
Obesity intervention programs tend to focus on healthy food and physical activity. But is that enough?
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A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets
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Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Don’t blame your metabolism for middle age weight gain.
Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.