obesity

 
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold?
Letters to the Editor: May 11 to 17
Letters to the Editor: May 11 to 17
I read with interest your important and somewhat depressing piece “Obesity could be the new smoking”. In...
Obesity: Is eating slap tjips as bad as smoking?
Obesity: Is eating slap tjips as bad as smoking?
The video features a small white box that looks like a cigarette packet. No pictures, just stark lettering. 
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
BODY LANGUAGESouth Africa has been wrapped up in public and parliamentary debates about the value of the country’s proposed sugar tax. The...
More nature equals less obesity and depression
More nature equals less obesity and depression
Humanity now stands on top of nature, either smashing it or carefully curating it into designated spaces. Cement replaces green fields of grassland....
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...
SA is likely to introduce sugar tax this year. Is sugar bad for your health?
SA is likely to introduce sugar tax this year. Is sugar bad for your health?
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...

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