The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
For patients recovering from heart surgery, being overweight or moderately obese appears to be an advantage over being underweight or even having a normal BMI.
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
All too often the medical community 'fat-shames' patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
Research pointing to obesity as a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness is growing. There are a few reasons this might be.
Variety may be the spice of life, but it can also make you pile on the pounds.
No matter how much you weigh, there are many benefits to starting exercise, from a reduced risk of heart disease to better mental health.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
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.
Targeting kids with a weight loss app could perpetuate body image issues and lead to disordered eating. Yes, childhood obesity is a problem – but we must tread carefully when delivering solutions.
When it comes to weight loss, there's no such thing as a quick fix. But some foods will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
People with obesity earn less and have a harder time finding work.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
This is what happens when emotions eat you up.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
Crash dieting is both safe and effective. So why isn't it available on the NHS?