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.
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.
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,...
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”...
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.