Weight Loss

Strongest evidence yet that being obese causes depression
Mental Health 14 Dec 2018

Strongest evidence yet that being obese causes depression

New research from the University of South Australia and University of Exeter in the UK has found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, shows that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, rather…
Link between obesity and liver cancer
Cancer 20 Nov 2018

Link between obesity and liver cancer

New research from Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of…
Yo-yoing weight, BP, cholesterol and blood sugar may raise heart attack and stroke risk | USA
Heart 10 Nov 2018

Yo-yoing weight, BP, cholesterol and blood sugar may raise heart attack and stroke risk | USA

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in otherwise healthy people may be associated with a higher risk of heart attack.
Unhealthy lifestyle responsible for 45,000 cases of bowel cancer in next decade
Cancer 07 Nov 2018

Unhealthy lifestyle responsible for 45,000 cases of bowel cancer in next decade

A large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.
Rethinking the health and weight debate
Mental Health 12 Oct 2018

Rethinking the health and weight debate

Swinburne researchers are part of a new wave of health professionals challenging our perception of weight and health.
Exercise is best for managing osteoarthritis
Fitness 01 Oct 2018

Exercise is best for managing osteoarthritis

Exercise is the new front runner for treating osteoarthritis ahead of surgery and medications state new Australian guidelines.
We inherit the dangerous fat from Dad and the good fat from Mum: Denmark
News 28 Sep 2018

We inherit the dangerous fat from Dad and the good fat from Mum: Denmark

Researchers have identified a new gene in brown fat cells; a gene that may be crucial for the future's treatment of obesity.
Fighting obesity – could it be as plain as dirt?
News 25 Sep 2018

Fighting obesity – could it be as plain as dirt?

UniSA researcher and PhD candidate Tahnee Dening discovered that the clay materials she was using had a unique ability to "soak up" fat droplets in…
Weight is an unspoken concern in many GP visits
News 19 Sep 2018

Weight is an unspoken concern in many GP visits

Despite growing levels of obesity in the Australian population, new research found that weight is not discussed in GP surgeries as often as expected.