Drinking coffee might be making you fat

2017-09-19 11:40

Your morning staple could be messing with your taste buds.

A 'muted' brain response to food may cause overeating

2017-05-11 13:37

Researchers also found that there may be a difference in the way men and women process the experience of eating.

Lose weight this summer

2016-10-10 14:32

Implement these five changes and you won’t gain weight this summer – in fact, you may even lose as much as 20kg, depending on how bad your current habits are.

Many overweight teens don't see the problem

2015-07-10 10:18

It's important that young people be aware when they are above a healthy weight. This could be a first step to becoming more active and making healthy changes to their diet.

Weight-loss surgery can bring couples closer together

2015-06-17 15:09

When two people in a relationship regard the weight loss surgery of one partner as a joint journey, they commonly describe positive changes in their level of intimacy.

Getting healthy may be easier with a partner

2015-01-22 15:26

Researchers looked at a large population to see if people are more likely to change when they try it with their domestic partner.

Yoga may reduce heart disease risk factors

2014-12-17 11:52

A review has found that people who take yoga classes experience improvements in their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Weight gain with unsaturated fat better for heart

2014-10-17 14:34

When lean people gain weight, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream improve if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats.

Can extreme obesity be considered a disability?

2014-07-18 12:33

The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked to rule on whether EU law forbids discrimination on the grounds of obesity.


This is exactly how your weight affects your sex life

2017-09-17 08:48

'I was sitting on my boyfriend’s lap at a bar a few months ago, and then this happened…'

Wholewheat bread may not be better for everyone

2017-06-09 10:29

The natural bacteria living in a person's intestine may explain why people respond differently to different breads.

Overweight link between mom and baby may be genetic

2017-01-25 11:00

New research indicates that overweight women are unlikely to have an effect on their future kids' weight by dropping their own weight before getting pregnant.

Sleekgeek kids

2015-07-16 10:11

Obesity in South Africa is becoming a real problem, say medical experts, but Sleekgeek kids are combating overweight and obesity issues to ensure a healthy future.

How almonds can help you lose weight

2015-07-07 15:54

DietDoc explains why the humble almond has become so popular that its ever-expanding production could threaten the future of agriculture in drought-plagued California.

Living at higher altitudes may keep you slim

2015-05-12 14:34

People who live at least 450m above sea level may be less likely to gain weight than those who live at lower altitudes.

US approves first new weight-loss device in 8 years

2015-01-16 10:05

The FDA has approved a new weight-loss device that 'blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach'.

Gestational diabetes linked to pre-pregnancy lifestyle

2014-11-05 14:48

In a new study, women who had a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant were less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight

2014-09-05 12:17

Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight.

Over time stressors may lead to weight gain

2014-07-15 13:49

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a new study suggests.

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