ARTICLES RELATING TO OBESITY

Should we really consider BMI?

2015-01-20 14:47

The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is.

Obesity, smoking a heavy drag on the pocket

2015-01-19 13:09

Smoking and obesity are both harmful to your health, but they also do considerable damage to your wallet, researchers report.

Is this the weight loss pill we've all been waiting for?

2015-01-14 05:00

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, USA, has come up with a new diet pill that may well open the door to successful global weight loss.

Is this the diet pill we've been waiting for?

2015-01-13 11:02

A positive outcome from the new weight loss pill called Fexaramine would indeed be a dream come true, writes DietDoc.

40 percent of SA women are overweight

2015-01-11 05:00

South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa and ranks among the highest regions in the world in percentages for overweight and obese women.

Obesity ruled a disability in Europe

2014-12-22 10:25

Obese people can be considered as disabled, according to a European court and may lead to companies having to provide greater support to obese staff.

Warning over bulging bellies for SA

2014-12-11 10:34

South Africa is one of the top three most obese nations in the world and unhealthy overeating is prompting a spike in diabetes, hypertension and strokes.

Warning over bulging bellies for SA

2014-12-10 15:01

South Africa is one of the top three most obese nations in the world and unhealthy overeating is prompting a spike in diabetes, hypertension and strokes.

Craving sugar? Blame your brain

2014-12-09 14:30

A mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain and prompts animals to seek more if it detects a shortfall may play a role in driving our preference for sweet and starchy foods.

Breast-feeding may protect infants against obesity

2014-12-05 11:41

Babies who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight, according to a recent study.

Childhood obesity brings future health problems

2014-11-25 11:59

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids.

Fast food advertising targets African American kids

2014-11-17 13:30

Fast-food restaurants in the United States are 'disproportionately' targeting African American children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a new study.

How I lost weight – part 5

2014-10-30 16:19

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Alexa Kirkoff did it, and how YOU can do it too!

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-28 12:33

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

Bloemfontein is South Africa's fattest and most unhealthy city

2014-10-23 09:07

The ObeCity Index by Discovery Vitality shows that the least healthy Vitality members live in Bloemfontein while the healthiest live in Cape Town.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-15 12:28

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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.

Weight-loss surgery may not ease depression

2014-10-06 10:01

While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds.

An apple a day could keep obesity away

2014-09-30 15:13

Apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds that may prevent disorders associated with obesity.

Are thin people smarter?

2014-09-16 14:50

Even more bad news for fatties: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

Disabled kids less likely to go to school

2014-09-10 13:52

Severely disabled children are less likely to get an education, according to recent statistics.

Does obesity affect the brain?

2014-09-09 15:25

Health problems associated with overweight and obesity are well known – and there might be even more bad news: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

Obesity fuelling rise in US diabetes rates

2014-09-02 16:31

When researchers looked at factors that might contribute to rising US diabetes rates, obesity stood out.

 

How accurate is the BMI?

2015-01-20 10:03

The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is.

Smoking and obesity can cost you a lot of money

2015-01-19 12:25

According to a recent report annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with non-smokers and people of healthy weight.

Is this the weight loss pill we've all been waiting for?

2015-01-13 16:05

DietDoc reports on a completely new diet pill called Fexaramine that may well open the door to successful global weight loss.

Is Fexaramine the weight loss pill we've all been waiting for?

2015-01-13 10:59

DietDoc reports on a completely new diet pill called Fexaramine that may well open the door to successful global weight loss.

Obesity may speed ageing of the liver

2015-01-09 10:13

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

Craving sugar? Blame your brain

2014-12-18 17:00

A mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain and prompts animals to seek more if it detects a shortfall may play a role in driving our preference for sweet and starchy foods.

Warning over bulging bellies for SA

2014-12-11 10:23

South Africa is one of the top three most obese nations in the world and unhealthy overeating is prompting a spike in diabetes, hypertension and strokes.

We have an absolute epidemic of obesity in SA

2014-12-10 15:00

South Africa is one of the top three most obese nations in the world and unhealthy overeating is prompting a spike in diabetes, hypertension and strokes.

Obesity-related ills may take a decade off your life

2014-12-05 11:55

Excess weight shortens the time you live free of the chronic diseases that lower your quality of life, researchers say.

Childhood obesity brings future health problems

2014-11-25 15:42

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids.

Obesity costs US billions in lost productivity

2014-11-17 13:46

Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study.

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-29 05:00

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-23 10:07

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-16 05:00

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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.

Obese people targeted by cyberbullies

2014-10-06 11:13

'Fat' jokes and other negative messages are common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, a study finds.

Antibiotics raise risk of childhood obesity

2014-09-30 11:03

The risk of obesity rises if antibiotics are given to children before the age of two, a new study finds.

Diabetes rates may be levelling off in US

2014-09-25 14:19

American researchers are now for the first time finding that diabetes rates are slowing down.

Why men love women with small feet

2014-09-15 15:19

If you are an average kind of guy you like small feet and here's why.

Does being fat make us stupid?

2014-09-10 10:14

Health problems associated with overweight and obesity are well known – and there might be even more bad news: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight

2014-09-05 12:17

Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight.

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