Researchers looked into the association between weight gain and meeting simple guidelines for four key behaviours by surveying a cohort of 1,155 people (43% men, 57% women) at two points five years apart.
Australias medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has warned of the dangers of buying weight loss medicines online, particularly from unknown overseas websites.
Anbsp;free public lecturenbsp;at the University of Adelaide explained the important role of nerve signals in the gut in maintaining health, and how that system is disrupted by obesity.
Despite growing in popularity, the Paleo diet causes more negative side effects than traditional diets according to research from Edith Cowan University.
Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two of the worlds leading nutritional scientists in their newest research.
Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks. But does having a sweet tooth mean you are more prone to being overweight or obese?
Medical researchers have confirmed that by taking an additional 3,500 steps and spending an extra 45 minutes on the move each week can reduce weight and lead to better wellbeing and long-term health.
Australiarsquo;s investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say.
Deakin University sensory scientists have found that salt promotes overconsumption of fatty foods adding weight to calls to reduce the salt content of foods.
A new study from the Charles Perkins Centre has ranked the best apps for weight loss according to their accuracy, scientific basis, and ability to change behaviour.