Latest articles on Obesity

Building Carma: Matters of the heart and its diseases

Research at Stellenbosch University looks at the link between viral infections and cardiovascular disease

School physical education needs a team shake-up

The recently published report card assigned South African children an overall grade of C for physical activity

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my levy

Treasury is coining it as South Africans continue to shell out for their favourite sugary drinks

Goodbye to your sweet tooth

American researchers say they have discovered how to 'switch' parts of the brain’s amygdalae on and off, turning sweetness into an aversive taste

Letters to the Editor: May 11 to 17

Our readers write in about carbs, judges and the abuse of women

Obesity: Is eating slap tjips as bad as smoking?

For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?

Sugar tax no instant obesity cure

A sedentary lifestyle, too little sleep and poor diet also contribute to an overweight society.

More nature equals less obesity and depression

People living close to green areas are much better off health-wise, even if they are inactive.

Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity

Kids that go to bed before 8pm are half as likely to become obese as those that sleep after 9pm.

Obesity weighs heavily on Africa’s meagre resources

Big Food is just one driving force behind unhealthy eating, and strategies are needed to cut the high cost of associated diseases.

Tax on soft drinks could benefit obese SA

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is not a silver bullet but it could cut the health bill and add to government coffers.

Obese outnumber undernourished

There are almost two and a half times more overweight people than undernourished, with almost 30% of the global population weighing too much.

Coke cash sours obesity science

A funding scandal about obesity highlights the tightrope that cash-starved researchers must walk.

SA is likely to introduce sugar tax this year. Is sugar bad for your health?

Some experts say sugar should be treated like drugs or alcohol. What does the science say?

Excessive insulin is driving obesity, diabetes

Insulin resistance is caused by the body adjusting to the presence of too much insulin over extended periods and is one of the causes of obesity.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday