Obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life for women, but poor diet and lack of exercise are not, new research suggests.
Patients at high risk of diabetes also have an increased likelihood of heart disease – but not because of higher sugar levels, new research has found.
Telling people how much exercise they need to do to burn off food and drink could be more effective at encouraging healthier choices than simply listing the calories, a study has claimed.
A lack of consistency in reporting on obesity across the UK has created a postcode lottery for patient care, according to a new study.
The number of obese people in England has almost doubled in 20 years, new figures suggest.
Only children are more likely to be obese than those with brothers and sisters, research suggests.
Progress in reducing food sugar content is being “lost” due to people consuming more sugary items, Public Health England’s chief executive has warned.
A study has found the first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs and airways, particularly in overweight and obese people.
Probiotic supplements may help obese children lose weight, a new study suggests.
Brown fat may help protect the body against obesity and diabetes, scientists have claimed.
Listening to your head is not always the answer when it comes to deciding whether or not to go back for second helpings.
Veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk has said that obese people should be given the choice to indulge if they wish, and that they are “weak, not ill”.
Getting patients to wear fat suits could reveal medical students’ prejudices against overweight and obese people, researchers say.
Women who are considered to be normal weight as measured by body mass index (BMI) could actually be at high risk for death because of their waist size, a new study suggests.
Overeating may change the brain by altering a key feeding suppression system, a study has indicated.
Drinking coffee could help boost weight loss, researchers say.
Having the TV on while sleeping could increase the risk of obesity, new research suggests.
Children as young as four see overweight people in a negative light, while those aged six and over use words such as “greedy”, research suggests.
People wanting to lose weight should stay away from bloggers on social media who claim to have the latest diet fix, researchers say.
Children who consume sugary soft drinks are not necessarily heavier than those who steer clear, new research suggests.
Pills that expand in the stomach could provide doctors with an effective new tool for the fight against obesity.
Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests.
An ITV chief executive has argued against Government plans to fight childhood obesity by banning junk food adverts on TV and online.
Children should be weighed annually from the age of two to help prevent obesity, researchers have said.
The research also revealed high quality weight management programmes are effective in reducing weight for up to 10 years in some cases.
Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during X-ray examinations than people of normal weight – increasing their risk of cancer, new research has shown.
Encouraging children to do squats and lunges could play an important role in helping tackle obesity, scientists believe.
Organic yoghurts are among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, new research suggests.
It’s healthier to be a pear than an apple when it comes to body shape, research has shown.
Children whose mums stay healthy while they grow up are “substantially” less likely to be obese, research suggests.