Public health campaigns targeting people with obesity are often useless and could be doing more harm than good, according to leading international experts.
Menopause often gets the finger for the kilos that appear at mid-life, but a new study suggests "the change" doesn't cause weight gain, but a redistribution of fat to the waistline from other parts of the body, which increases disease risk.
Obesity experts are calling on the Government to ramp up regulations around food manufacturing as a new report reveals almost half of all processed supermarket food is considered "discretionary" — or junk.
The glamorous marketing of soft drink manufacturers is contrasted with graphic images of decaying teeth, as health groups launch a confronting campaign to reduce the availability and consumption of sugary beverages.
Fiona Tito-Wheatland has faced discrimination for her weight since childhood, despite living a healthy lifestyle. It's a stigma experts say doctors are contributing to — and is even deterring some people from seeing their GP.
A new tax on alcohol which could see the cost of cask wine rise by more than 100 per cent would be the most cost-effective way for the Australian Government to address the nation's growing obesity crisis, a team of health economists at Deakin University in Melbourne concludes.
Girls and boys as young as eight are more unhappy with their body image and weight when they have higher levels of hormones linked to the onset of puberty, researchers say.
It's no secret more Australians are obese than in generations past, and with our expanding waistlines has come an increase in interventions to try and control that weight. But these interventions are not being taken up equally between men and women.
Health warnings similar to those used on cigarette packets could be an effective way of helping people make healthier food choices, a study finds.
The "common perception" that pregnancy causes long-term weight gain is challenged by a new study, which points to unemployment and depression as key influences on weight.