Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.
No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be, writes Lesley Campbell.
Exercise, not diet, is the key to overcoming adverse metabolic effects passed on to children by their overweight mothers, new research has shown for the first time.
OPINION: The so-called obesity epidemic is a more complex picture than the statistics would have us believe, writes Professor Jenny Stewart in The Canberra Times.
New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.
Australian children could be suffering taste disorders at a rate three times the World Health Organization definition of a major public health crisis, research has found.
Sports stars spruiking fast foods are doing enormous harm in the obesity battle, writes Dr Michael Valenzuela.
Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.
Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father's high fat diet at the time of conception and a risk of diabetes in his offspring.
Negative attitudes towards obese people are based on an emotional response of disgust, a new study suggests.