But life is running out if you are a couch potato, whether deep-fried or even oven-baked.
Women who lose weight after surgery – as opposed to through exercise and diet – are less likely to be employed because of negative perceptions.
Santie Pretorius details her weight loss journey, which included surgery, in a new book.
South Africa has one of the fastest-growing diabetes epidemics in the world. But HIV and Aids are reported more truthfully nowadays.
While Cape Town and Johannesburg are two of SA's healthiest cities, Bloemfontein and Pretoria fall short, according to a study.
Replacement therapy for menopause symptoms is considered safe – if the breast cancer risk is addressed.
There is a simple way to combat chronic lifestyle diseases, and that is to eat properly and exercise.
Hundreds of thousands of obese South Africans stand to trim their excess kilos should a 20% tax on suger-sweetened beverages be instituted.
Scientists believe the brain is key to treating weight problems, and are closing in on answers.
Seven out of 10 women and four out of 10 men in SA have significantly more body fat than what is deemed healthy, shows a groundbreaking new study.
A new assessment of the evidence suggests putting on weight increases one's risk of the disease.
Does SA’s economy need a spoonful of medicine to make our sugar intake go down?
Experts say the vast sum spent by Sylvia Lucas on unhealthy food is indicative of a big fat problem.
Its proponents say sugar isn't responsible for rising levels of obesity, but scientific studies show it plays a key part in over-eating.
At the Sugar Association of South Africa conference in Franschhoek, experts have argued whether sugar addiction is similar to that of cocaine.
Diets come and go like fashion - new research shows that to cut the weight you should cut the sugar.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says a recent survey is proof that SA should be concerned with the prevalence of chronic conditions in the country.
Americans may be rich, but they're fat, sick and dying young, according to an official report, writes Sarah Boseley.
The drive to prevent childhood obesity in the United Kingdom has not made progress.