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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Christie Aschwanden Researchers are finding that fitness has a long-term influence on a wide range of cognitive abilities.
Sarah Whyte Healthy eating in Australia has a new enemy: home-delivered McDonald's.
Paula Goodyer There's a new twist in the sugar war. After books such as David Gillespie's Sweet Poison and Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar stoked our fear of sugar, along comes Don't Quit Sugar by nutritionist Cassie...
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Yes, we eat too much sugar - but it's not the only reason we get sick and fat.
The God diet
Sarah Berry Many of us are familiar with the struggle to lose weight, for god's sake. But the "Daniel diet" takes things literally, by taking the bible as a health manual.
Kathleen Alleaume Juices and smoothies are equally fashionable within the cleanse culture, yet each has distinct advantages and drawbacks.
Natalie DiBlasio A US woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.
The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.
Amy Corderoy The human need for protein is so powerful we are driven to over-eat in our search to consume more of it, Sydney researchers say.
Alexandra Bathman Wearing a faded T-shirt, dusty trousers and yellow Hard Yakka boots, it's unlikely anybody would ever pick Ryan as a recovered anorexic.