The nutrient L-carnitine, which is found in red meat and used as a dietary supplement, is associated with cardiovascular disease in people and causes cardiovascular disease in mice, according to a new...

Australian researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) have found that children who are obese are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency. Dr Matt Sabin, one of the researchers and...

The Queensland Minister for Health has announced a mass-media campaign that will use shock tactics similar to anti-smoking advertisments. According to the Queensland Department of Health, obesity rates...

Australia’s National Heart Foundation has challenged a new book about the ‘dangers’ of eating vegetable oils. The book, ‘Toxic Oil’, published today by Penguin Books Australia by lawyer David...

Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill’s unofficial spokesperson, John Alleman, is believed to have just died from a heart attack. The high-fat American hamburger venue in Las Vegas is famous for its “Quadruple...

A study undertaken by staff at the University of Campinas in Brazil has found that chocolate melting in hot climates may no longer be a problem. Just published in the January issue of the European Journal...

Obesity Australia and Coles have joined forces to conduct consumer research on attitudes towards weight-loss, finding that many consumers believe the government needs to play an integral role in tackling...

A comprehensive Australian report has reviewed the scientific literature on nuts and health and has countered the view that nuts are fattening. The report titled The 2012 Nut Report: Nuts and the Big Fat...

The old adage of being “jolly,” as a backhanded compliment for overweight people is now proven according to scientists at the McMaster University in Canada. Researchers that were investigating a link...

The Western Australian government has launched a shock advertising campaign designed to make obese people rethink their lifestyle choices. The campaign has the name LiveLighter. The graphic images feature...