Vince Chadwick A campaign to tackle unhealthy levels of sugar consumption is pushing for a tax on soft drinks and restrictions on advertising directed at children.
A poor diet and a lack of exercise may not be the only reasons why some people are more likely to keep putting on weight, writes Melissa Davey.
Julia Medew Obese people are more likely to suffer from bad planning and decision-making skills, putting them in a vicious cycle of being unable to lose weight, a controversial study suggests.
Kate Hagan An obese person's body is programmed to regain any weight that is lost and authorities are wasting money on campaigns urging people to exercise and eat healthy food, an obesity expert says.
WASHINGTON: The US first lady, Michelle Obama, has teamed up with major food retailers to launch an attack on ''food deserts'' as a key part of the US battle to bring down childhood obesity.
Amy Corderoy, Daniella Miletic CHOCOLATE fund-raising drives in schools would be banned along with junk food advertising during popular shows such as Junior MasterChef under a plan to tackle childhood obesity.
Julie Robotham Australia's childhood obesity epidemic has finally gone into reverse, according to a study that highlights a small but steady fall in the proportion of preschoolers deemed overweight during the past...
War on obesity
Jill Stark and Sarah Whyte GRAPHIC adverts similar to pictures on cigarette packets could be used on junk food as a desperate measure to curb the obesity epidemic.
Rachel Browne A COMMERCIAL comparing junk food to heroin has sparked debate among parent groups and advertising circles.
WASHINGTON: Obese workers cost US employers $US73.1 billion ($74.57 billion) a year, much of it due to ''presenteeism'' or being less productive on the job due to health problems, a study shows.
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Paula Goodyer With ten per cent of bowel cancer now linked to processed meat, should we swap ham for hummus?
Cassy Small Australia is up there with the world's fattest countries. What are the thinner, healthier countries doing right?
Paula Goodyer We put ham in our sandwiches and chorizo in pasta. There's pepperoni on the Friday night pizza, sausages at Saturday morning soccer and bacon with Sunday's big breakfast.
Siobhan Moylan Siobhan Moylan finds out what's behind the fall in bottled water's popularity.
Nick Collins Forget waist to hip ratios or measuring your BMI, waist to height ratio is a better predictor of health and longevity, new research says.
Thea O'Connor Thanks to improved diets and better living conditions, children and teens have steadily increased in size, generation by generation, but where will it all end?
Sarah Berry Samantha Brick is either an absolute genius or completely clueless.
The fitness industry is worth more than $1.2 billion a year nationally, and Sydney's body beautiful obsession means we contribute more than our fair share.
Melissa Davey Doughnuts, custard tarts, hot chickens and other ready-to-eat supermarket meals will now come with a label displaying their kilojoule content in the hope consumers will think twice before indulging.
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Paula Goodyer Where should you get the good oil on fat? Hint: don't ask a lawyer