Deborah Cohen is a senior natural scientist at US think tank Rand Corp. and the author of the forthcoming book A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It.
Bridie Smith The body clock may be more influential than previously thought, with researchers finding that it could also play a role in how fat we become and ultimately contribute to the risk of lifestyle...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Damon Cronshaw Health experts have warned against crazy fad diets, after reports of people eating orange-juice soaked cotton balls and losing teeth from a lemon-juice detox.
Sarah Berry You might be the envy of your mates as you make a meal out of meat pies and Messina while still slipping into your skinny jeans.
Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.
Deborah Gough Kellogg's has stopped stocking a "healthy" choice cereal and replaced it with a sugar "frosted" or "chocolate" version with the same name and logo - a move that consumer and health groups have...
Not such a healthy choice
Sandy Smith You may think choosing a diet soft drink over a can of sugary fizz is a healthy choice. After all, they contain virtually no kilojoules right? Think again.
Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.
Nicky Phillips Australian researchers are leading a rethink on what a balanced diet really means.
Sarah Berry We can all exercise our inner control freak by counting kilojoules. But at what cost?