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You can help if your patients’ willpower on weight is flagging, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Many of us are probably carrying around a few extra kilos after the …

by David Clayton, Nottingham Trent University With a global diet industry worth US$168.95 billion, it’s clear the world is obsessed with weight loss. But what’s the best diet for losing …

Is being overweight or obese really just a matter of personal responsibility – and if not, how can health stakeholders help people lose weight? Megan Haggan investigates Australian waistlines are …

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years. …

It could be just as good as ongoing daily calorie restriction for helping people with type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels In a new paper published in JAMA, …

Research Check: is it true pasta doesn’t make you gain weight, and could even help you lose it? Pasta has a low glycaemic index. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Clare …

Family, friends and GPs are the top sources of weight and nutrition information, a new study shows… but there’s a catch LiveLighter, the public health education campaign that encourages Australians …

Exercise is a key part of healthy living, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen We all know exercise is good for us. However, for many of us, getting …

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 …

The CSIRO has undertaken Australia’s largest diet and personality survey, sorting consumers into one of five “types” when it comes to their diet The results are based on input from …

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 …

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 …