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.
When obese people diet, they often find it virtually impossible to lose weight. Now researchers have found the brain circuitry behind the phenomenon.
Researchers are urging doctors to prioritise bone health care when considering bariatric surgery.
UNSW will host a new centre targeting primary care in obesity to help people with lifestyle changes to achieve their weight goals.
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.