Laura Donnelly Scientists say they have developed food capsules which work as a virtual gastric bypass, 'tricking' the body into thinking it is full could combat obesity crisis, experts say.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Karen Kaplan New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.
Olivia Parker Helen Mirren swears by a 12-minute fitness plan, but will it work for everyone
Sex and obesity
Matty Silver With obesity rates on the rise, the effects of being overweight have attracted increasing attention, but one aspect of this problem is too often overlooked - the impact on male sexual dysfunction.
New Aussie invention
Rachel Clun Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.
Advice to parents
Alyce Vayle My weight crept further out of control while I was a teenager and I struggled to maintain it, much to the worry of my slim parents, who made their fair share of mistakes while trying to help me...
Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?