Many women say they put on weight during menopause, but is the menopause actually causing the weight gain? Here’s what the science says.
We all eat and drink a bit too much over Christmas and the holidays. But how guilty do we really need to feel about it?
This study adds to a growing body of research showing the links between meal timing and body weight.
Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.
On Christmas day alone, it’s estimated that people consume around 6,000 calories.
Your body might need a nudge to return to its pre-lockdown weight. And it’s probably better to act now than wait.
For many, the pandemic has disrupted daily habits around eating and fitness – which makes it a prime time to shake up old assumptions about achieving an ideal body.
Despite some claims, ‘overtraining’ is likely the last reason you’re struggling to lose weight.
Making small changes daily can help prevent weight gain in the long run.
Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
It’s been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn’t surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
While 2020 is now behind us, some of us may still be hanging on to a few COVID kilos. Shifting them can start with a few simple changes.
The only way to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body requires.
Shapewear for expectant mothers, particularly when it’s endorsed by celebrities, may contribute to body dissatisfaction in pregnancy.
Our “food reward” system is powerful – and is largely behind why we crave unhealthy foods.
Hormonal changes that occur during menopause can alter the way fat is deposited in the body, but weight gain associated with menopause is more likely to be a by-product of ageing.
Without doing more exercise or cutting down on food, most women will gain weight as they go through menopause. But it’s not inevitable.
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.