overweight

Excess belly fat in older adults ‘linked with cognitive impairment’

The amount of belly fat a person has (the waist to hip ratio) is associated with reduced cognitive function in…

The ‘body positivity’ movement is making people blind to their weight problems

The normalisation of ‘plus-size’ body shapes is causing people to underestimate their weight, according to new research by the University…

How healthy is it to be ‘fat but fit’?

‘No such thing as “fat but fit”, major study finds,’ ran the headline in the Guardian. The BBC report was…

There is one aspect of your physique that can ruin your sex life

Many men and women develop a little ‘tummy’ after the age of 30. And, if they’re not careful, this accumulation…

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…

breakfast

Why eating breakfast is bad for your health

Breakfast is a dangerous meal. This might sound provocative, so let me explain. It’s dangerous because it’s eaten soon after…

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…

‘Fat’ gene actually predisposes some girls to be healthy eaters

Research by three Canadian universities reveals that in certain circumstances overweight people may be able to blame their size on…