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A UNSW study shows that a large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.

Baby inside

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

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.

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.

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.