Overweight

Ovarian cancer risk for overweight women

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers say.

Overweight teenagers run risk of liver disease

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Amy Corderoy Australian teenagers are becoming so overweight they are doing the type of damage to their livers that would normally be seen in older alcoholics, researchers have found.

Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Are you obese on the inside?

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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.

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An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Building blocks for healthy eating

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Nicky Phillips Australian researchers are leading a rethink on what a balanced diet really means.

Counting kilojoules doesn't add up

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Sarah Berry We can all exercise our inner control freak by counting kilojoules. But at what cost?

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Big bodies can also bend it

Sarah Harry Curvy Yoga Teacher.

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.

High-protein diet a factor in shorter life

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Nicky Phillips High-protein, Atkins-style diets may keep you leaner but they are unlikely to help you live longer.

Not such a healthy choice

Diet drinks may not be so sweet for your health

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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.

Road test

Paleo vs raw vs detox: Three extreme diets put to the test

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New year, new you - but how hard is it to embark on a radical health regimen? Three people put their bodies on the line.

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Bone of contention

Paula Goodyer There have been question marks about taking supplements to prevent health problems ever since research into beta carotene in the 1990s dropped a bombshell.

Fish oil - a healthy choice for men or not?

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Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?

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How I lost the scales and found a better body

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Abby Ellin The scale and I have reached an uneasy truce. That is: I leave it alone, and it affords me the same courtesy. I rarely step on it, and we're both better off.

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Low-fat yoghurt may reduce diabetes risk

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Kate Hagan Eating low-fat yoghurt can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by almost a third, a new study has shown.

The sugar hit

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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...

Trick, no treat for 'obese' children

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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 French convention

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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.

Human need for protein causes us to overeat: study

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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.