Obesity and your brain

Obesity and your brain

Being obese can have a number of harmful effects on your body – from cholesterol problems to diabetes right through to things like strain on the joints and osteoarthritis, but what about the brain? Research from the University of California suggests the amount of...
Hidden causes of obesity

Hidden causes of obesity

For some people the obesity epidemic is easy to explain, we’re sitting around too much and eating far too many calories. Others argue there’s more to it. Casey sits down with Dr Susan Sumner, a US researcher who’s investigating what might explain the differences in...
Lose weight – what works

Lose weight – what works

Do diet products work, and are they safe? And – bariatric surgery, what’s the deal? At any time between 25% and 40% of us are trying to lose weight. Appealing to that desire is an enormous industry churning out products to help us – but do they work, and are...