ARTICLES RELATING TO FAT

The men who made us fat

2014-04-14 10:33

Here's why the world is getting fatter and fatter - and who is to blame for it.

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 11:15

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

Nightmares can predict diseases

2014-04-02 17:25

Studies show that your dreams can give insights into health problems you could face in the future.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 15:45

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-05 14:00

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

Shivering produces calorie-burning brown fat

2014-02-06 08:56

According to new research, shivering releases a hormone that stimulates fat tissue to produce heat, so that the body can maintain its core temperature.

No single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-03 14:06

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

Fast food not main cause of kids' obesity

2014-01-20 13:06

A study finds that general poor eating habits contribute more to overweight in US kids than fast foods.

What happens to the fat we eat?

2013-10-02 15:00

We get fat and cholesterol from the food we eat. They are then broken down in the gut and reassembled into complex lipid molecules.

Excess fat ups osteoporosis risk

2013-07-17 11:40

Excess fat in blood, muscle and the liver may increase the risk of osteoporosis, a new study suggests.

Obesity a disease?

2013-06-20 08:17

Do you think obesity is a disease or are people responsible for their own weight problems? Have your say here.

Weight gain may be determined by genes

2013-05-16 10:57

Research shows that people with specific 'polymorphisms' are more likely to put on weight.

Smartphones the new way to lose weight

2013-04-16 08:20

Smartphones that monitor food intake and exercise, set a weight loss target and send a weekly updates on progress are proving successful as a weight-loss tool.

Dieters, beware!

2013-01-30 12:00

In search of a quick fix diet to rid you of the load you piled on over the holidays? Be careful what plan you follow and see what the experts have to say first.

Your Eating Personality Uncovered

2012-12-21 12:00

A carrot, chocolate or burger? Learning more about your eating pattern can help you make better choices, so you can shed your excess weight.

Your Eating Personality Uncovered

2012-07-04 14:06

A carrot, chocolate or burger? Learning more about your eating pattern can help you make better choices, so you can shed your excess weight.

Diets make you hungry?

2012-04-10 12:00

Here are some great in-between snack ideas to keep your belly full and your fat storage tank on empty.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2011-12-12 12:00

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Cheat's Guide to Looking Slimmer

2011-11-16 15:53

Here's how to look and feel slender - even if you've put on weight.

Fat can harm your foetus

2011-08-19 11:00

A study finds that a mother's fat intake can harm the embryo's development.

Cheat's Guide to Looking Slimmer

2011-07-22 12:00

Still trudging your winter weight around? Let that bulging tummy be bygones with these easy tricks.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2011-05-31 12:00

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Diets make you hungry?

2011-02-16 12:00

Here are some great in-between snack ideas to keep your belly full and your fat storage tank on empty.

Broken heart? Cut the fat.

2010-12-30 12:00

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet the HSFA says that lowering one's risk is as simple as cutting back on fat

 

Be wise, metabolise

2014-04-11 14:42

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 10:48

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

Breathing = obesity risk?

2014-03-26 15:00

So far, everything from television to DNA has been blamed for kids' obesity.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 13:53

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-04 14:18

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

No single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-04 11:12

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

The Low Carb High Fat diet

2014-01-22 08:01

When my shirt became a monster, I knew it was time to lose weight

2014-01-14 13:53

Sometimes clothes make us feel good, other times they ruin our day. One reader shares her experience with a shirt she names 'The Purple Monster'.

Just what is in that chicken nugget?

2013-10-07 12:12

A chicken nugget is really a chicken by-product, high in calories, salt, sugar and fat – and is a very unhealthy choice.

Obesity tied to migraines

2013-09-12 09:06

Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraines, a new study suggests.

Dad's obesity inherited by generations

2013-07-16 07:52

The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

The Fat Magnet

2013-06-04 14:14

A device that sucks the fat out of food.

Obesity linked to prostate cancer

2013-04-24 09:25

Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese.

Fat used to fight brain cancer

2013-03-13 07:56

Johns Hopkins researchers use a type of stem cells from human adipose tissue to chase migrating cancer cells.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2013-01-24 09:44

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Your Eating Personality Uncovered

2012-08-03 12:00

A carrot, chocolate or burger? Learning more about your eating pattern can help you make better choices, so you can shed your excess weight.

Mila Kunis gains weight

2012-06-08 12:47

Mila has resumed her normal eating and exercise habits and she looks great.

Dieting? Be supermarket savvy!

2012-01-09 12:00

Trying to shop healthier, but appalled at the high cost? Improve your trolley sense with our handy hints on eating and shopping better for less.

Too much fat?

2011-11-30 15:23

Take our quick quiz to see if your fat intake is too high.

A new fat tax!

2011-10-04 10:21

Denmark is the first country in the world to introduce a tax on fat.

Eat, drink and be merry!

2011-07-26 12:00

Worked all year at maintaining a healthy lifestyle? If so, then cut yourself some slack over the holidays... Indulging won't ruin everything!

Feeling fat?

2011-07-08 12:00

Don't let the holiday season and its temptations ruin your weight loss plans. Follow these tips to stay focused!

Feeling fat?

2011-02-28 12:00

Don't let the holiday season and its temptations ruin your weight loss plans. Follow these tips to stay focused!

Dieting? Be supermarket savvy!

2011-02-11 12:00

Trying to shop healthier, but appalled at the high cost? Improve your trolley sense with our handy hints on eating and shopping better for less.

Eat, drink and be merry!

2010-12-21 12:00

Worked all year at maintaining a healthy lifestyle? If so, then cut yourself some slack over the holidays... Indulging won't ruin everything!

 
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