Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 13:00
Researchers have suggested that for otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease.
Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:54
Besides health problems, overweight kids also face social marginalisation as they are more likely to be rejected as friends by peers who are of normal weight, a study indicates.
Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 16:01
A landmark study of thousands of members of a retirement community in Southern California is revealing factors that may contribute to living longer.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 12:55
Researchers have identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that is naturally released when we digest fibre in the gut.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:10
Weightloss surgery or gastric banding can play a crucial role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. This information was a part of the research which was conducted by Monash University.
Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 22:11
A new study, conducted on mice, has shown that obese fathers tend to produce daughters that are heavier because of an epigenetically altered breast tissue.
Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:22
A recent study has shown that being fat may actually make you healthier and better able to fight off diseases than normal-weight counterparts.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:35
Researchers have found that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have erred and correct it.