Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers say.
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.
Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.
How to eat
Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe a higher protein/ lower carbohydrate pattern of eating is the way to go.
Sarah Berry You have to be a fully fledged unsalvageable freak to enjoy green powders like spirulina or chlorella.
The fat fad
Theo Chapman At 5am, before he begins his six-hour training session, Tim Reed tucks into a breakfast of four eggs, sausages, full-fat yoghurt and some nuts washed down with a “bulletproof”...
Graphic "toxic fat" television ads will be splashed across Victoria in a bid to tackle the state's growing obesity problem.
Julia Medew Thousands of Australians could benefit from a combination of two drugs that help people lose weight, but only if they can tolerate side-effects including depression, heart palpitations and insomnia,...
Karen Kaplan New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.
Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.
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...
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.
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.
Amy Corderoy Humans are capable of growing new '‘baby fat'’ that could actually help them lose weight and become healthier, a study has found.
Want to live a long life?
Kate Quilton Kate Quilton travelled the globe to countries with 80 per cent obesity, and one where a village has found the secret of eternal youth (two glasses of wine a day helps).
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.
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?