BMI was created to describe the average man in the 1800s. It shouldn’t be used to predict health.
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.
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.
Boys, LGBTQ youth and people with normal body mass index are often overlooked when it comes to recognizing eating disorders, a physician and psychotherapist explain.
Weight discrimination, like teasing, is common among youth and linked to eating disorders and depression. Youth’s health and well-being would be best supported by not focusing on their weight.
Negative attitudes about people with larger body sizes or higher weight are consistent across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
The public and the media need to be careful not to jump to conclusions when assessing new research.
‘One-size-fits-all’ weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and the numbers are climbing. The U.S. needs to get serious about solutions.
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.
BMIs like the ones Neuralink is working on are already used in laboratories around the world as assistive technologies. But melding your mind with an AI is probably not happening anytime soon.
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.
Bariatric surgery can be life changing, so why are so few being offered the procedure in England?
Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
Body mass index is often used to gauge health. But there may be more accurate measures. A report on your blood metabolites, your metabolome, may distinguish healthier-obese from sicker-obese.
Metabolites in a drop of blood may be a better way to determine your metabolic health than body mass index (BMI).
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.