Figures suggesting condition could become an epidemic are out of date, with numbers of patients stabilising across western Europe, say experts.
Danger highlighted by research suggesting those working a 55-hour week face 33% increased risk of stroke than those working a 35- to 40-hour week.
US study finds light drinking linked only to minimal increase in risk of all cancers but daily drink raises chances of breast cancer for women significantly.
Calls for public health rethink after research suggests people who believe they are overweight comfort-eat, leading to further weight gain
Analysis of studies on smoking tobacco and psychosis, of which schizophrenia is most common type, suggests smoking may be causal factor in itself.
Relatively few normal-weight teens think they are too heavy, but many who are overweight do not acknowledge it.
More than 17,000 women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand were questioned, with confusion over guidelines blamed for the figures.
Unfortunately, anyone thinking this gives them carte blanche to indulge in divine decadence is being a tad premature.
Researchers find men who were overweight or obese when they were 16-20 are more likely to develop disease in their 50s.
Peter Gtzsche argues that most prescriptions could be stopped without causing harm, but other experts strongly disagree.
World Health Organisation says procedure carries health risks, but does not improve mortality rates in countries where high numbers are performed.
Research involving health records of 2 million people contradicts current thinking, sparking surprise among authors and health experts.
Experts cautiously welcome results of trial of antibody known as aducanumab, which appears to show benefit in patients given it in very earliest stage of disease.
Brazilian study of 6,000 babies from all backgrounds since 1982 finds those who breastfed were more intelligent, spent longer in education and earned more.
Obesity charities say Innovate UK should not be paying multinationals to invent an energy-efficient chocolate machine or a new way to dry potatoes.
Researchers say children should be introduced to peanuts as soon as they begin eating solid foods, contradicting previous advice.
Many experts agree that 1980s fat guidance did not have robust evidence to underpin it, but most of them disagree that it is time to rip it up.
Cancer Research paper factors in future population changes such as more of us growing older and changes in lifestyle habits.
Prevention is key to limiting the impact of widespread obesity on the NHS, which is why we need a wholesale change in attitudeRedesigning the human gut is a pretty extreme measure to cope with the junk food and all-day eating culture of the 21st century....
World Cancer Research Fund review of global research finds link between obesity and advanced prostate cancer is strongMen who are overweight or obese have a higher chance of developing an aggressive and potentially fatal prostate cancer, according to...