In mice, we found that drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent, or even reverse, the blood vessel damage caused by obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
There is no perfect diet that works for everyone.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
We surveyed over 100 Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and independent stores around Australia and found supermarkets are promoting unhealthy food much more often, and more prominently, than healthier products.
Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.
Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and reducing stress are all measures we can take to stay as healthy as possible to fight off infection while we wait for a coronavirus vaccine.
Research pointing to obesity as a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness is growing. There are a few reasons this might be.
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
The problematical body-mass index method of measuring fatness means the number of people who are obese has been seriously underestimated.
We asked five experts if there should be a nation-wide ban on junk food in schools. Four out of five said yes.
From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
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.
Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and the numbers are climbing. The U.S. needs to get serious about solutions.
New research finds taking antibiotics in early life is associated with an increased risk of obesity at age four. But that's no reason not to give your child antibiotics if they really need them.
An often invisible force is undercutting support for policies that help Americans facing economic hardship.
The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
Excessively eating junk foods during adolescence could alter brain development, leading to lasting poor diet habits. But, like a muscle, the brain can be exercised to improve willpower.
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.