About 58% of the average household’s food budget is spent on ‘junk’ food.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.
Poor neighbourhoods have more takeaway outlets.
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It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
The battle isn’t over yet.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
Men and women living in areas of highest socioeconomic disadvantage have a 29% higher risk of being obese.
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.
School nutrition programmes help reduce the risk of children developing obesity.
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In-school nutrition programmes can reduce the chances of children suffering from childhood obesity.
The beverage industry provided shops in Mexico with free fridges.
All eyes have been on Mexico since they imposed a tax on sugary drinks – and now the data is in.
Body weight plays a role in women’s job prospects.
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?
Don’t limit yourself to grapefruit – increasing the amount and variety of fruit and vegetables can help you lose weight.
Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. Sound familiar?
The most important meal of the day?
Received wisdom says you should eat breakfast like a king, but is this advice supported by scientific evidence?
January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.
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Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
South Africans need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages they consume.
With one can of cool drink containing six teaspoons of sugar – your recommended sugar intake for the day – there is a need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages South Africans consume.
The diabetes self-test: up to 16% of pregnant women are positive.
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It affects nearly one in five women, and half go on to develop type 2 diabetes. It's one of the great intervention opportunities that public health overseers keep ignoring.
The dimpling of cellulite is caused by alterations to the layer of fat beneath the skin.
Most women (85%) and a small number of men have cellulite, usually on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. It's a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes.
Four year old Lu Zhihao takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, China in this file picture.
Child obesity needs to be tackled at the age of six to avoid them becoming overweight teens and obese adults.
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.
Cutting your kilojoule intake by 2,000kJ a day will help you lose 5kg – a clothes size – in three months.
Want to drop a dress or pants size? Then losing five kilograms, or about 5% of your body weight will help that zipper start to close with ease. In case you need another reason, keeping a small amount of…
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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.
A Western diet may be negatively affecting your brain not just your belly.
Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we…
Being lean and unfit is worse than being fat and fit.
This month, the toxic combination of extreme heat and summer holidays will probably mean that you’re going to expose more flesh than you would like to someone whose opinion you care about. January is the…
The average Australian adult gains 0.416 kg a year, so staying weight-neutral is a major accomplishment.
If you’re an adult and live in Australia, you’re more likely to be overweight or obese than not: 63% and 37% respectively. This excess weight is associated with increased premature death and disease, and…