UNSW scientists have shown in mice that eosinophils, a type of immune cell, could be important in activating a type of fat that burns energy instead of storing it.
Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.
UNSW scientists have uncovered the structure of little-understood protein and reveal its potential role in obesity and diabetes.
A UNSW study shows that a large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.
Discover which one of the three major influences holds the master key to body weight regulation.
A UNSW-led team researching a drug to avoid insulin resistance was greeted with an unexpected result that could have implications for the nation's rising rates of obesity and associated disease.
A study led by UNSW researchers offers some promise that a drug called NMN could prevent obesity in children from overweight mothers.
Who is to blame for overeating and poor food choices? And can we do anything about it, ask Lenny Vartanian and Tegan Cruwys.
The assumption that the growing ranks of overweight and obese are not sufficiently motivated to lose weight may be wrong, with research suggesting low health literacy is the culprit, writes Mark Harris.
Australian GPs are failing in their attempts to help overweight or obese patients lose weight because they are mistaking low health literacy with a lack of motivation, according to new research.