BMI

Extra inches on your waist mean a higher risk of cancer

Waist size can predict your risk of certain cancers, according to a World Health Organisation report published in the British…

exercise

Exercise wards off heart disease whatever your weight

Overweight or obese people with low levels of physical activity are a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according…

milk

Children who drink full-fat milk are skinnier, finds study

Children who drink full-fat milk weigh less than those who drank semi-skimmed milk, a study at the University of Toronto…

What public health hates to admit: being ‘overweight’ is perfectly healthy

One of the subtler sleights of hand used by obesity crusaders is to talk about obesity while using figures that…

People classed as overweight are less likely to die early

People who are classed as overweight are least likely to die from any cause, according to a study published in…

Short men have been sold a tall story. Life chances aren’t dictated by height

Researchers at the University of Exeter have claimed that short men have ‘reduced chances in life’. The Napoleon complex, ran…

Proof that ‘body mass index’ is useless: a quarter of those classed as obese are actually healthy

A study led by psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that the body mass index (BMI)…

Bad news for night owls: late sleepers are more likely to gain weight

People who go to bed late are more likely to gain weight, according to a study by researchers at the…

New study shows children are less fat – but less fit. The ‘obesity crisis’ may be a fitness crisis

A long-term study by the University of Essex has found that, although the average BMI (body mass index) of children…