obesity

 
Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity
Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity
Society often tries to solve problems after the fact. So parents force their obese teenager to eat cabbage and carrots for supper, before planning...
Tax on soft drinks could benefit obese SA
Tax on soft drinks could benefit obese SA
With government finances under massive strain, an additional R7-billion a year would be pretty sweet.
Obese outnumber undernourished
Obese outnumber undernourished
Overweight or obese people now outnumber those who are undernourished by nearly two and a half times, a discussion paper of the McKinsey Global...
Coke cash sours obesity science
Coke cash sours obesity science
Coca-Cola, the global soft drinks manufacturer, funds organisations that downplay the role of diet in obesity, it has emerged, drawing attention to...
Are carb cravings a red herring or is sugar addiction a thing?
Are carb cravings a red herring or is sugar addiction a thing?
When Kerry Hammerton was offered a chocolate chip muffin at a yoga function, her peers were astonished by her response. “I don’t eat sugar,”...
Excessive insulin is driving obesity, diabetes
Excessive insulin is driving obesity, diabetes
"We are eating way too much, and far too often," according to Dr Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) the University of Toronto...
New study holds hope for obese women to fall pregnant
New study holds hope for obese women to fall pregnant
Obese women can improve their odds of conceiving with the help of pharmaceuticals, a new study from the University of Adelaide (UA) suggests.
Longevity is just a few steps away
Longevity is just a few steps away
It's that time of year again: the New Year fervour has begun to wane, the spirit of resolution is becoming diluted with the realities of daily...
Surgical weight loss a disadvantage in the job market - study
Surgical weight loss a disadvantage in the job market - study
Losing weight through surgery, instead of dieting and exercising, could mean losing out at your next job interview, according to new research...
My controversial 100kg revolution
My controversial 100kg revolution
Santie Pretorius was morbidly obese, in constant pain, prediabetic and severely depressed. Gastric bypass surgery, a radical intervention not...
Editorial: The good news on death stats
Editorial: The good news on death stats
"One of the best ways to help the living is by counting the dead," Statistics South Africa said in its report on mortality in South Africa, released...

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