Is this medical bulimia?
A new medical device enables the expulsion of stomach contents for weight loss. Are you feeling disgusted? Should you be?
The hunger mood
Hunger isn’t in your stomach or your blood-sugar levels. It’s in your mind – and that’s where we need to shape up
Fat but fit?
The medical evidence is overwhelming – obesity is bad for you and it would be a major mistake to give up fighting it
Rise of the ripped
With bodies sculpted to look like comic-book heroes, today’s muscle men create an impossible template for masculinity
Freedom from food
It takes time to plan a meal, to say nothing of cooking and eating it. What if we could opt out of food altogether?
The self-starving brain
Anorexia remains a deadly and mysterious illness. Could radical new brain treatments offer the possibility of a cure?
Against the grains
A carbs-rich diet has been blamed for the alarming explosion of obesity and chronic disease. What does the science show?
The obesity era
As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us
One week, no food
Intrigued by the buzz around medical fasting, I tried it. A rollercoaster of boredom and energy ensued