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obesity


Rates of weight gain in women are established by the age of 18 to 23, new research from Queensland shows The research, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity …

What was announced on Tuesday night was a ‘medicine’ budget – not a health budget, argue advocates for prevention The Public Health Association of Australia has expressed disappointment in what …

Experts have come up with a new suggestion in the fight against obesity: lift petrol taxes The idea is based on a new study from Deakin Health Economics, at the …

Even people with a genetic risk for obesity can stay slimmer if they get enough exercise, new research shows The research also identified 11 new “obesity genes”. Physical activity can …

Relatively small changes could have a significant effect in reducing the health impact of overweight or obesity in Australia, according to a new report from the AIHW These could be …

Health professionals need a patient perspective on obesity, writes Susan Beth Health professionals understand the detrimental effects obesity has on the bodies of their patients. From high blood pressure to …

The Turnbull Government doesn’t believe in increasing prices to combat obesity, says Health Minister Greg Hunt Mr Hunt says the Government is “taking action to tackle the challenge of obesity …

Why sitting is not the ‘new smoking’ Emmanuel Stamatakis, University of Sydney Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down …

The lack of a coordinated national approach to the Australian obesity epidemic is ‘unacceptable’, according to the Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges and of the recent …

People living with serious mental health issues are significantly more likely to be obese, have diabetes and high cholesterol Simon Rosenbaum, Society For Mental Health Research Early Career Fellow, UNSW Australia; Katherine …

There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter, writes Jason Amatoury Jason Amatoury, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Engineer, Upper Airway Physiologist, Neuroscience Research Australia There’s nothing …

Weight loss is an uphill battle, which is why a few helpful pieces of advice can matter, writes Ben Basger Here are six reasons why weight management is so hard: the …