The problematical body-mass index method of measuring fatness means the number of people who are obese has been seriously underestimated.
If you want to remain lean, this study of mouse diets suggests your fat intake should make up just a fifth of your overall calorie intake.
Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity all play a part in the rising incidence of liver cancer – in Canada and globally.
To prevent the epidemic of liver cancer that looms on the horizon, we need to tackle hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity.
A Happy Meal with chocolate milk and cheeseburger at a Brandon, Miss., McDonald’s.
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McDonald's recently announced it will make its Happy Meal, which accounts of about 15 percent of all sales, healthier. Will it make kids healthier? That's unclear, but it could lower parents' guilt.
No, being thin doesn’t mean you can live off junk food.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
A woman exercising. Thousands of people will be doing the same this week in an effort to lose weight, a perennial resolution.
UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Despite the efforts of millions of Americans, obesity rates continue to climb. Why is it so hard to lose weight and to keep it off? It's a lot more complicated than just pushing back the plate.
Weighing up the cost of improving people's diets.
Fat studies is challenging the way that fat human bodies are portrayed and treated.
What is it like to be a fat person in a fat-shaming world? What are the political and ideological underpinnings of the 'obesity crisis'? Fat studies is an emerging academic field that asks such questions.
Scientists find the missing link in epigenetics that could explain the mystery of inherited disease.
Can you resist?
Behavioral research shows why a heavy-handed approach like the UK's soda tax works better than the mere warning that San Francisco wants to put in advertisements.
In many rural areas, poor people are suffering from malnutrition, which takes the form of stunting and obesity. To change this, their food environments must change.
A staple daily diet for millions of South Africans is this traditional porridge, known as “pap”, made from mielie-meal (ground maize).
Food insecurity is not only a cause of bad food choices, it is a result of the economics and geographies of the food system.
A metrobus driver performs squats at Rio de los Remedios metrobus station in Mexico. To combat growing obesity, lawmakers have introduced a new campaign encouraging physical activity.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Do warehouse stories contribute to the obesity epidemic?
How people respond to changing economic incentives appears to explain a lot of the upward trend in weight.
Doctors recommend drugs and surgery for most diseases but exercise may actually be a better answer for obesity.
Most of us know that obesity is a growing problem across the globe but would you call it a disease? While it may seem like a semantic debate, it is actually a serious issue with major implications.
Overbalanced. Is it possible to be fit and fat?
The link between exercise, diet and ill health has been recognised for a considerable length of time. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates (460-370BC), wrote: Eating alone will not keep a man well…
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The energy imbalance gap is how many calories you consume versus how many you burn. Understanding how it differs among different populations could lead to better policies to target obesity.
Newly arrived refugees face many obstacles to making healthy food choices.
Refugees settling in Australia constantly face new challenges. They have to re-adjust to new income levels, cultural practices and language. They also face a new food environment, where many traditional…
Takes time and effort.
Seeing pictures of preened celebrities, or even slimmer friends, makes many wish that their arms were that little bit thinner or abs more tightly toned. Most of us have an existing desire to be a normal…
Australia tops the world for physical activity-friendly built environments but ranks second last for levels of children’s activity.
If we could go back 100 years in a time machine, what would kids be like? They’d be shorter, leaner, probably dirtier and less well-fed — but would they be fitter? It turns out we actually have a beautiful…