Weight loss discovery

Weight loss discovery

Scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas have developed a drug that targets fat cells in the same way cancer treatments target cancer cells. Dr Norman Swan reports.
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...
How many calories in a kilo of fat?

How many calories in a kilo of fat?

How many calories in a kilo of fat? It’s easier than you think to put on a kilo here and there. Norman shares the mathematics your hips, waist and thighs need to know. Tonic TV |T-S044 I S01E05
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...
Losing weight and cardiovascular fitness

Losing weight and cardiovascular fitness

It’s important to mix things up when you’re training, but with so many theories about what kind of exercise is best for losing weight, toning up and cardiovascular fitness and so on, what do we need to keep in mind when navigating the minefield of information that’s...
Sceptic – Body Mass index

Sceptic – Body Mass index

Body mass index: Indicator of good health or simply out of date? BMI or body mass index was dreamt up over 160 years ago as a rough guide to patient health. Nowadays it’s the official measure of obesity, however according to their BMI most NRL players are obese and...
Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery. What do we know about gastric bandage? Tonic TV | T-S034 | S01E02
A Swedish treatment for eating disorders

A Swedish treatment for eating disorders

Almost 9% of female adolescents are affected by an eating disorder. There aren’t many effective treatments available, but a controversial program from Sweden seems to be getting good results. These experts say that eating disorders aren’t in fact caused by mental...
Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Casey and Michael explore ‘core’ muscles and what exercises are best. Tonic TV | T-S036 | S02E13
Swimming for weight loss

Swimming for weight loss

Is swimming really the best choice for losing weight? How can we make it work for us? Tonic TV | T-S021 | S03E08