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Hate putting on the runners? If fat loss is your goal, a new UNSW Sydney-led study shows that you might not have to.

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Teenagers in Sydney and Melbourne are going on a year-long diet that involves intermittent fasting. It sounds extreme but there are pros and cons to the Fast Track to Health trial.

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Discover which one of the three major influences holds the master key to body weight regulation.

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Even the experts almost always get it wrong when trying to explain how weight loss happens, write Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown.

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Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes but beliefs that it's harder to shed kilos when diabetic are unfounded, write Andrew Brown, Mike Lean and Wilma Leslie.

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We need to rethink the way we measure success when it comes to exercise, writes Simon Rosenbaum.

Paleo

The paleo diet is widely different from the food of our ancestors and its range demands scrutiny before it can be recommended for modern life, argues Rosemary Stanton. 

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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.

Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.

Smoking inside

New research from UNSW on the effects of smoking has gone a long way to debunking one of the last justifications people use for continuing the habit - that is to keep them slim.