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good fats

Are products with fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, or 'lite' labels always healthier, asks Rebecca Reynolds.

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Despite our obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals can't say where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW study shows.

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A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, it also reduces their appetite for novel foods and a balanced diet, UNSW research shows.

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW reseach finds. 

Obese exercise

Almost two-thirds of adults and one fifth of children aged five to nine years are either overweight or obese, with a higher prevalence among people from lower socioeconomic groups, write Professors Nick Zwar and Mark Harris.

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Men can significantly cut the visceral fat in their abdomen with just one hour of interval sprinting per week instead of seven hours of jogging for a similar result, new Australian research shows.

Fat baby inside

Mothers-to-be beware. Women who are overweight during pregnancy may be more likely to have fatter children susceptible to chronic health problems, UNSW research shows.

Smoking inside

New research from UNSW on the effects of smoking has gone a long way to debunking one of the last justifications people use for continuing the habit - that is to keep them slim.

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Researchers from UNSW have found an easier way of getting off those extra kilos you may have gained over the holiday season.

Zhu Anna inside

Children are 20 percent more likely to become overweight if their mothers go from not working to working more than 20 hours a week, according to research from UNSW.