In maintaining a healthy weight we are being told not to take more than 2,000 calories a day.
Researchers have found that almost a quarter of willing kidney donors were rejected because they were obese.
An average person can add the equivalent of two to three teaspoons of fat to their hipline in a matter of hours after eating.
Scientific evidence confronts dieters, reducing calories alters your metabolism and brain, so your body hoards fat and your mind magnifies food cravings into an obsession.
Obesity rates have doubled worldwide in the past 30 years, coinciding with a growing food surplus, and the ensuing epidemic has sparked a multibillion dollar weight loss industry that has largely failed to curb the problem.
Twenty five percent of the population in Britain is obese, but the vast majority deny how severely their weight could be affecting their health, according to research.
The first paper reporting that obesity could spread like a virus was published in 2007 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
A group of researchers is using the monkeys to compare gastric bypass surgery with weight loss from forced dieting.
Dieters are more likely than non-dieters to be misled by food names, a new study says.
A new measure, called the Body Adiposity Index, or BAI, relies on height and hip measurements, and it is meant to offer a more flexible alternative to body mass index, or BMI, a ratio of height and weight, U.S. researchers said.