ARTICLES RELATING TO OBESITY

Obese women have higher risk of losing their baby

2014-04-16 15:54

According to researchers severely obese women appear to have double or triple the risk of losing their babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Why the world is getting fatter and fatter

2014-04-14 12:00

Do you hate your fat and flab? Well, what if you weren't to blame? Find out who the real culprits are.

The men who made us fat

2014-04-12 05:00

Do you hate your fat and flab? Well, what if you weren't to blame? Find out who the real culprits are.

Researchers still unsure about vitamin D benefits

2014-04-02 12:33

Research on vitamin D supplements is still inconclusive – some researchers suggest that it has a 'huge' effect on lifespan while others found hardly any benefit.

ADHD medications may cause teenage weight gain

2014-03-20 15:25

Stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin could be a risk factor for childhood and adult obesity rather than childhood ADHD.

Sugar: why the bad rap?

2014-03-19 16:24

Sugar is a natural sweetener that has been enjoyed by people for many centuries – why has it suddenly become a "forbidden" food?

From 105kg to a bikini model

2014-02-28 15:11

Celeste Vanderwalle was 105kg at her heaviest. She is now a petite 60kgs and has just placed 5th in her first bikini model competition.

Obese women get only one hour of exercise a year

2014-02-23 06:15

US researchers found that the average obese woman gets the equivalent of only about one hour of vigorous exercise a year! For men, it's 3.6 hours a year.

Obese women get only one hour of exercise a year

2014-02-21 12:25

US researchers found that the average obese woman gets the equivalent of only about one hour of vigorous exercise a year! For men, it's 3.6 hours a year.

Is technology turning us into fat diabetics?

2014-02-12 05:00

The increasing number of people in developing nations who own TVs, computers and cars might explain their rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Is technology turning us into fat diabetics?

2014-02-11 11:00

The increasing number of people in developing nations who own TVs, computers and cars might explain their rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Could lupins be the next superfood?

2014-02-06 05:00

Global warming poses a serious threat to the cultivation of traditional cereal crops such as wheat and rice. Could the humble high-protein/low-GI lupin grain become the next superfood?

Could lupins be the next superfood?

2014-02-05 13:47

Global warming poses a serious threat to the cultivation of traditional cereal crops such as wheat and rice. Could the humble high-protein/low-GI lupin grain become the next superfood?

Carbs: no single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-04 11:14

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.

Calling obesity a disease discourages weight loss

2014-02-03 09:40

A study suggests that calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight.

Calling obesity a disease discourages weight loss

2014-01-31 12:00

A study suggests that calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight.

Early overweight sets stage for later obesity

2014-01-30 17:00

A study indicates that children who are overweight when they start school are far more likely to be obese by the time they become teenagers.

Lingonberries a weapon against obesity

2014-01-28 09:33

Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels.

The real killer of our time

2014-01-24 05:00

Quick: what causes heart disease, diabetes and cancer? To everyone who said smoking, a poor diet, no exercise, genes: you’re not wrong. But inflammation may be the real culprit.

The real killer of our time

2014-01-23 12:30

Quick: what causes heart disease, diabetes and cancer? To everyone who said smoking, a poor diet, no exercise, genes: you’re not wrong. But scientists are beginning to understand that inflammation may be the real culprit.

Lower temperatures could help you lose weight

2014-01-23 11:00

According to Dutch researchers, keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

'Boep' worse for older men than low testosterone

2014-01-20 11:03

A study suggests that for older men, having a big belly is more closely tied to general health problems than having low testosterone levels.

Diet drinks can make you eat more

2014-01-17 12:14

Heavy Americans who drink diet beverages rather than those sweetened with sugar appear to actually eat more.

Spoon-fed babies obesity risk.

2014-01-16 08:17

Did you ever think that spoon-feeding your baby would be harmful?

Major food and beverage companies slash calories

2014-01-10 05:00

An effort by the world's largest food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from their products has far exceeded its five-year goal.

 

Vitamin D deficiency may slow obese people down

2014-04-16 15:39

A study showed that severely obese people with the lowest vitamin D levels had the slowest walking times and the lowest amounts of physical activity.

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.

Why the world is getting fatter and fatter

2014-04-11 12:32

Do you hate your fat and flab? Well, what if you weren't to blame? Find out who the real culprits are.

Breathing = obesity risk?

2014-03-26 15:00

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

Obesity prevention keeps kids' blood pressure down

2014-03-20 13:20

Generally thought of as a disease of middle-aged and elderly people, children can also develop high blood pressure, something that could be prevented by keeping their weight down.

Craig Venter aims to eradicate age-related diseases

2014-03-06 10:35

US scientist Craig Venter has founded a company that will use genomics and stem cell therapies to find treatments to help older adults to stay healthy and functional for longer.

The brain behind the body

2014-02-24 06:53

The stigma around obesity is neither helpful nor true, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Obese women get only one hour of exercise a year

2014-02-21 14:30

US researchers found that the average obese woman gets the equivalent of only about one hour of vigorous exercise a year! For men, it's 3.6 hours a year.

A large weight gain doesn't trigger type 2 diabetes

2014-02-13 12:11

It has been found that the majority of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes don't get the disease until they've been overweight or obese for a number of years.

Kids teaching kids – a new way to curb obesity?

2014-02-11 11:29

Engaging older youths in delivering health messages to younger peers is an effective method for preventing weight gain, improving knowledge of healthy living and increasing self-esteem.

Is technology turning us into fat diabetics?

2014-02-11 10:18

The increasing number of people in developing nations who own TVs, computers and cars might explain their rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Weight loss: small changes, big results

2014-02-05 14:57

The secret to successful weight loss is to take one small step at a time.

Parents underestimate obese kids' weight

2014-02-05 11:58

A new review suggests that half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are.

No single scapegoat for obesity

2014-02-03 15:49

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.

Calling obesity a disease discourages weight loss

2014-02-03 05:00

A study suggests that calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight.

Calling obesity a disease discourages weight loss

2014-01-31 11:05

A study suggests that calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight.

Early overweight sets stage for later obesity

2014-01-30 13:50

A study indicates that children who are overweight when they start school are far more likely to be obese by the time they become teenagers.

The real killer of our time

2014-01-24 09:49

Quick: what causes heart disease, diabetes and cancer? To everyone who said smoking, a poor diet, no exercise, genes: you’re not wrong. But inflammation may be the real culprit.

Lower temperatures could help you lose weight

2014-01-24 05:00

According to Dutch researchers, keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

The real killer of our time

2014-01-23 11:48

Quick: what causes heart disease, diabetes and cancer? To everyone who said smoking, a poor diet, no exercise, genes: you’re not wrong. But inflammation may be the real culprit.

Lower temperatures could help you lose weight

2014-01-23 10:29

According to Dutch researchers, keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity.

Shocking facts on fat kids

2014-01-17 16:33

Here are some shocking facts on fat kids in the US. And SA kids are not far behind.

How a fibre-rich diet protects against obesity

2014-01-17 11:48

Scientists have found out how a fibre-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes.

Spoon-fed babies more likely to become obese.

2014-01-14 12:44

Did you ever think that spoon-feeding your baby would be harmful to him/her?

Major food and beverage companies slash calories

2014-01-09 12:34

An effort by the world's largest food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from their products has far exceeded its five-year goal.

 
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