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Diet and depression link is not all in the mind

New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyse associations between […]

It takes two minutes to change your perception of body size

A new study from Macquarie University has found that people’s perception of their own and other people’s body weight can […]

‘Healthy bodies’ best for men, but for women, thin is beautiful

A new study from Macquarie University being published in PLOS ONE has found that both genders consider an unhealthily low […]

Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries […]

The healing power of love handles

Question: when is a bit of surplus belly fat a good thing? Answer: when it can help to heal a […]

Food craving is ‘hard-wired’ in the brain

An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. […]

BMI (body mass index)

The body mass index is a physical measurement used to assess your total amount of body fat. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms (kg) by the square of your height in metres (m2). Depending on the BMI value calculated, you may be underweight, normal weight,...