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.

Sex and obesity

Lose weight for better sex

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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.

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New Aussie invention

Want to ditch your junk food habit? There’s an app for that

Mental exercise: A new app could help you train your brain to make better food decisions.

Rachel Clun Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.

Food capsules 'could combat obesity crisis'

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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.

Advice to parents

How my parents stopped me from becoming obese

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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...

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Baby fat grown in adults could help them lose weight

The excess weight carried by one in four children and more than 60 per cent of adults is contributing to an increase in chronic diseases across Australia.

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?

Want to live a long life? Eat fermented cabbage and drink a litre of olive oil a week

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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).

Angry fat: the new lifestyle hazard to watch

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Sarah Berry It is estimated that as much as 70 per cent of cancer is lifestyle-related.

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How depression hurts the heart

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Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease

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An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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Calorie counts don't stop poorer people eating fast food, research shows

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Dan Harrison Displaying calorie counts on menu boards at fast food outlets has little influence on the behaviour of poorer people, according to new research.

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.

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.

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

Mouse eating cheese of the trap

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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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.