1. Home
  2. Obesity


  1. 11 November 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is treating obesity the future of managing type 2 diabetes?

    Type 2 diabetes doesn't have to be progressive, but weight management must become a primary goal to optimise its treatment says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 21 May 2021 - Health & Medicine

    How do we overcome two global health pandemics?

    As the world rolls out COVID-19 vaccines, the obesity pandemic remains – but new University of Melbourne research into the Yap protein may help to change that.

  3. 24 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

    Fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, offering potential treatment targets shows new research led by University of Melbourne.

  4. 3 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: A new way to treat type 2 diabetes?

    The discovery of how a key protein works to reduce blood glucose levels could lead to a more effective type 2 diabetes drug, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 4 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

    After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity

  6. 27 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Finding the sex factor in immunity

    A study on why men are more prone to obesity reveals the first real differences between female and male immune systems, says University of Melbourne experts.

  7. Podcast15 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

    Men with obesity are linked with aggressive forms of prostate cancer that rely on fatty acids and Professor Matt Watt is researching why and how to prevent it.

  8. 1 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

    University of Melbourne-led research discovers fat cells aren't all the same – some release fat, some help to burn fat, and the balance may influence obesity.

  9. 13 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Global health efforts need to catch up with young people

    Adolescents have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we have the data to make a difference, says University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 15 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?

    Physiotherapists need to promote physical activity to patients, but University of Melbourne research finds clinic marketing can limit their ability to do so.