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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.