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.
The most effective strategy for reducing obesity will be tailored to each individual.
The human body is built to adapt to the sudden stress of overeating.
The food industry's tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
BMI categories don't give us a full picture of a person's health risk.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
In mice, we found that drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent, or even reverse, the blood vessel damage caused by obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
There is no perfect diet that works for everyone.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
We surveyed over 100 Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and independent stores around Australia and found supermarkets are promoting unhealthy food much more often, and more prominently, than healthier products.
Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.
Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and reducing stress are all measures we can take to stay as healthy as possible to fight off infection while we wait for a coronavirus vaccine.
Research pointing to obesity as a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness is growing. There are a few reasons this might be.
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
The problematical body-mass index method of measuring fatness means the number of people who are obese has been seriously underestimated.
We asked five experts if there should be a nation-wide ban on junk food in schools. Four out of five said yes.
From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.