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.
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.
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.
Gretchen Reynolds You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age?
Jil Hogan The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.
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.
Sarah Knapton Why failing to switch off gadgets at night could be powering obesity.
Celebrities, please stop
Skinny celebrities love to bang on about their favourite fattening foods – they need to stop
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.
Sarah Berry Cereal is no longer the breakfast of champions.
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...