Always read the label: How low fat can still mean high calories

Always read the label: How low fat can still mean high calories (and most of us don't know the meaning of 'light' food options) Study found many products have minimal differences'Little benefit in choosing low-fat options', Which said Most people don't know meaning of 'reduced fat' | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 19 September 2012 Many foods marketed as ‘low in fat’ contain the same number of calories as the standard options – and some have more sugar, a study has found.

Supermarket "luxury" ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as the budget versions

Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as budget versions High-end meals have 'shocking' levels of saturated fat – just one serving can contain an adult's entire daily recommended fat intake, according to a study | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 10 September 2012 Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals should have their packaging labelled 'damaging' because they contain twice as much fat and salt than their budget equivalents, scientists have warned.

"Beige fat" discovery could speed up development of obesity treatments

'Beige fat' discovery could speed up development of obesity treatments Beige fat burns calories like brown fat, while white fat stores energy | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 12 July 2012 Beige fat is now seen as a key target for new strategies to fight the obesity epidemic A newly discovered type of 'beige' fat could speed up the development of obesity treatments.

How a glass of red wine could PREVENT you from putting on weight

How a glass of red wine could PREVENT you from putting on weight | UPDATED: 12:46 GMT, 12 April 2012 Red wine contains piceatannol, which delays the generation of young fat cells Drinking red wine could actually reduce your chance of piling on the pounds, according to a new scientific study.