Margaret Morris

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Our inability to lose weight could be related to the trillion or so bacteria and other organisms that colonise our gut, write Margaret Morris and Jessica Beilharz.

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We all know that cola and lemonade aren’t great for our waistline or teeth, but a new study on rats sheds light on just how much damage sugary drinks can do to the brain, write Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris.

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If you thought you could get away with indulging in junk food only on the weekend, think again. New research suggests yo-yo dieting is just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of rubbish.

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A healthy but complex community is living together peacefully, until an unruly mob of hooligans disturbs the peace. This scenario is likely playing out in your gut every time you go on a weekend junk food binge, writes Margaret Morris.

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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.

Baby inside

UNSW research has highlighted a link between childhood obesity and a mother's diet before and during pregnancy.

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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.

First aid kit inside

Researchers from UNSW and the University of Melbourne have discovered a mechanism that could be used to slash by almost two-thirds the number of seizures endured by some epileptics.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have shown that 'comfort eating' is not a socially contrived phenomenon - but rather one based in biology. The result could explain why some people over-eat when under stress.