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Living in a community where being overweight is common may incline individuals to becoming so themselves, a new study suggests The US researchers wrote that a “clustering” effect has been …

Pharmacists can help as patients consider weight management in the New Year, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen The statistics are sobering—Australia is one of the fattest nations …

Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping it off, new research from the University of Tasmania shows The findings come as the Obesity Policy Coalition …

A crackdown on advertising and a 20% tax on sugary drinks are among measures proposed to battle obesity Thirty-four community, public health, medical and academic groups have teamed up for …

What conditions are most likely to rob Australians of years of healthy life? Life expectancy in Australia is increasing, but ailments such as depression, diabetes, back pain and other musculoskeletal …

New data shows that fast food portions have super-sized over time, with a piece of cake containing 1000kj more than it did 20 years ago Australians are eating ever bigger …

Pharmacists are the frontline warriors in managing diabetes medicines, writes Louis Roller One  person develops diabetes every five minutes. Around 1.5 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of …

Body mass and evolution: why the body mass index is a limited measure of public health A healthy body comes in many shapes. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Andrew Dickson, Massey …

Risks of major birth defects during the first year of life progressively increase with a mother’s overweight and obesity severity The results of a BMJ study suggest that efforts should be made …

Women pregnant with baby number two (or more) are at a greater risk of dangerous weight gain compared to first-timers Professor Helen Skouteris, from Deakin’s School of Psychology and the …

NSW will be the first state in Australia to remove sugary drinks from hospitals and health services Sugary drinks with no nutritional value are set to disappear from health facilities, …

New research has examined how sleep loss affects the waistline… and it’s not good news for those who aren’t getting their fair share of nap time New research presented at …