New research on obesity, published today by the world-renowned medical journal The Lancet, has revealed that, for decades, dietitians and doctors have been basing weight-loss advice on mistaken assumptions. The...

Exercise can increase some people’s desire to eat high-fat, sugary foods such as doughnuts and prevent them from achieving weight loss goals, a new study shows. Queensland University of Technology...

The NSW Food Authority has continued its crackdown on dodgy diet foods, issuing fines to two Sydney-based companies for advertising food for sale claiming it had weight loss properties and providing advice...

If you want to lose the kilos you’ve put on over Christmas, you may be interested in knowing that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in your likelihood of regaining weight after...

It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! According to a recent national survey by the MorningStar Farms brand, among people who have made resolutions in the past, nine in 10...

Diet and exercise have long been the top two elements of effective weight loss. Now add a third: reading the labels on packaged foods. Washington State University Economist Bidisha Mandal has found that...

Has the long-sought magic potion in society’s “battle with the bulge” finally arrived? An appetite-control agent that requires no prescription, has no common side effects, and costs almost...

New research from the Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA suggests that chillis may help burn calories. The ingredient in chillis which gives the spicy taste – capsaicin – also causes an increase...

A new study has found that certain probiotics can improve metabolic syndrome and counteract the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, by reducing tissue inflammation and metabolic endotoxaemia. The landmark...

Seaweed could hold the key to tackling obesity, after it was found it reduces fat uptake by more than 75 per cent, new research at the University of Newcastle has shown. The research, funded by the UK’s...