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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.

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'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

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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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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.

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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.

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).

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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