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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.

This is what Mr Average Australia looks like

Image of man: How does Mr Average Australia compare to other countries?

Sarah Berry Think of a quintessential Aussie bloke and Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe might come to mind. But, these are not your average Aussie men.

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Weight loss

Why it’s easier for men to lose weight (and how women can learn from this)

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Paula Goodyer There’s no gender equality with weight loss. When it comes to offloading extra weight it’s biologically easier for men than for women - and muscle is a key male advantage.

What's your fitness age?

Feet first into fitness: One of the keys to helping women achieve their health and fitness goals is uncovering their motivation.

Gretchen Reynolds You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age?

Live Lighter campaigns to lose grabbable guts

A new campaign takes a graphic approach to exposing the need for healthy living.

Jil Hogan The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

10 tips to a longer, healthier life

Changing a few habits - or gaining some good new one - could make your life longer and happier.

Leslie Baker There's still plenty you can do to add years to your life. These 10 ways are easy and have more significance than most of us realise.

Obesity linked to light from gadgets kept switched on at night

Sarah Knapton Why failing to switch off gadgets at night could be powering obesity.

Celebrities, please stop

Size zero and live off burgers? Yeah right

Celebrity performance eating is getting annoying.

Skinny celebrities love to bang on about their favourite fattening foods – they need to stop

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Smoking, obesity still the top causes of cancer

Staying physically strong: Green vegetables and exercise.

Sarah Berry Half of the men and one third of women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. If this statistic wasn't sobering enough, much of it is preventable.

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Cereal offender: is it time to bin breakfast cereal?

Cereal: is it good or bad for us?

Sarah Berry Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.

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New research

'Fat shaming' does not help people lose weight, experts say

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Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.

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How to eat

World's Best Diet revealed by scientists

Fish features heavily in the 'World's Best Diet'.

Paula Goodyer Scientists from the University of Copenhagen believe a higher protein/ lower carbohydrate pattern of eating is the way to go.

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Green powders: the 'ultimate' lifestyle supplement?

Greens powders: the ultimate supplement?

Sarah Berry You have to be a fully fledged unsalvageable freak to enjoy green powders like spirulina or chlorella.

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The fat fad

Greased lightning: High-fat diets take off

Tim Reed

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”...

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Graphic fat advertisements target Victoria's obesity problem

Live lighter campaign

Graphic "toxic fat" television ads will be splashed across Victoria in a bid to tackle the state's growing obesity problem.

Combination drug therapy could help weight loss

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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,...

Obese kids in denial about their weight, US says

Karen Kaplan New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.

Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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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

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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