ARTICLES RELATING TO FAT

Obesity may speed ageing of the liver

2014-10-14 09:59

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer and insulin problems, researchers say.

Where you body fat sits shows your high blood pressure risk

2014-09-19 11:41

Those with lots of fat around their tummy are more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity.

Where you body fat sits shows your high blood pressure risk

2014-09-02 15:40

Those with lots of fat around their tummy are more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity.

Are you fat because of stress?

2014-08-15 11:31

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a study has found.

4 ways to burn fat

2014-07-09 14:43

Got saddle bags or a flabby tummy? Those bulging bits are signs that excess body fat has been distributed to specific areas of your body. Here's a four-step plan to a trimmer you.

How fast can you lose weight?

2014-06-02 13:02

So is it okay to lose several kilograms a week, or should you rather take it slowly? A dietician comments.

Weight loss

2014-05-28 14:42

All form of weight loss are basically due to energy requirements or expenditure exceeding energy intake.

How do polar bears survive their high fat diet?

2014-05-09 12:30

How do polar bears have such a high fat diet without clogging their arteries and increasing their heart attack risk?

Burgers without the bulge

2014-05-07 15:26

Takeaways can save you time and money but can leave your health and waistline to pay the price. Not anymore! We share a few top takeaway hints.

Your summer six-pack

2014-05-07 15:22

No matter your age, you too can sport a flat tummy.

Name-calling can make girls obese

2014-04-30 12:27

The greater the number of people who tell a young girl she is fat, the more likely she is to be obese by her late teens, according to a study.

High-fat diets linked to breast cancer

2014-04-23 12:45

A large, long-term study suggests that fat may play a role in the development of certain forms of breast cancer.

Menopause and weight gain

2014-04-17 10:52

For many women, a loss of oestrogen during and after menopause also signifies weight gain.

The men who made us fat

2014-04-14 10:33

Here's why the world is getting fatter and fatter - and who is to blame for it.

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 11:15

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

Breathing = obesity risk?

2014-03-26 15:00

So far, everything from television to DNA has been blamed for kids' obesity.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 13:53

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-04 14:18

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

No single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-04 11:12

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

The Low Carb High Fat diet

2014-01-22 08:01

When my shirt became a monster, I knew it was time to lose weight

2014-01-14 13:53

Sometimes clothes make us feel good, other times they ruin our day. One reader shares her experience with a shirt she names 'The Purple Monster'.

Just what is in that chicken nugget?

2013-10-07 12:12

A chicken nugget is really a chicken by-product, high in calories, salt, sugar and fat – and is a very unhealthy choice.

Obesity tied to migraines

2013-09-12 09:06

Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraines, a new study suggests.

Dad's obesity inherited by generations

2013-07-16 07:52

The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

 

Exposure to cold may change bad fat to good

2014-10-10 12:12

After being exposed to cold temperatures, your body may change unhealthy white fat to brown fat that burns calories for body heat.

Low-carb diets may come out tops for weightloss

2014-09-02 12:20

A low-carb diet is better for losing weight than low-fat options and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease, a new study says.

Over time stressors may lead to weight gain

2014-07-15 13:49

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a new study suggests.

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

7 surprising diet myths

2014-06-02 13:06

We highlight a few popular myths and surprising facts you may not have known about weight loss.

The big fat lie that fat is bad

2014-05-12 12:51

Sharksrugby editor Michael Marnewick is a ‘fat is good’ convert and invites you to a screening of Cereal Killers in Durban where you can meet and greet the likes of Bruce Fordyce and Shaun Meiklejohn.

15 healthy choices to reduce fat and sugar

2014-05-07 15:26

You've tried everything to lose weight, but it always finds you again. Cut those excess calories by making the right food choices.

Sweet, sweeter, healthiest

2014-05-07 15:24

Sugar, honey or artificial sweeteners: which is best?

4 ways to burn fat

2014-05-07 15:22

Got saddle bags or a flabby tummy? Those bulging bits are signs that excess body fat has been distributed to specific areas of your body. Here's a four-step plan to a trimmer you.

Omega-3 vs. omega-6

2014-04-23 13:50

Both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in health. But, for most of us, supplementing our diets with both these fats isn’t a good idea.

High-fat diets linked to breast cancer

2014-04-23 11:44

A large, long-term study suggests that fat may play a role in the development of certain forms of breast cancer.

Weight gain during menopause

2014-04-14 16:47

Many women dread menopause because they are afraid that they will gain weight. This fear is justified to some extent, but there are positive steps to take.

Be wise, metabolise

2014-04-11 14:42

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 10:48

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

'Chocolate pills' may prevent heart attacks

2014-03-17 15:45

A study is being launched which will determine if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Globalised diet threatens health and food security

2014-03-05 14:00

According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security.

Shivering produces calorie-burning brown fat

2014-02-06 08:56

According to new research, shivering releases a hormone that stimulates fat tissue to produce heat, so that the body can maintain its core temperature.

No single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-03 14:06

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

Fast food not main cause of kids' obesity

2014-01-20 13:06

A study finds that general poor eating habits contribute more to overweight in US kids than fast foods.

What happens to the fat we eat?

2013-10-02 15:00

We get fat and cholesterol from the food we eat. They are then broken down in the gut and reassembled into complex lipid molecules.

Excess fat ups osteoporosis risk

2013-07-17 11:40

Excess fat in blood, muscle and the liver may increase the risk of osteoporosis, a new study suggests.

Obesity a disease?

2013-06-20 08:17

Do you think obesity is a disease or are people responsible for their own weight problems? Have your say here.

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