Women more likely to remember plus-size models

2017-06-15 10:54

There is a clear psychological advantage when the media shows more realistic body types than the traditional thin model.

Wholewheat bread may not be better for everyone

2017-06-09 10:29

The natural bacteria living in a person's intestine may explain why people respond differently to different breads.

Can dropping some weight save your knees?

2017-05-04 14:08

A recent study shows that lifestyle interventions such as weight loss can slow the process of knee joint degeneration in patients at risk for and with osteoarthritis.

520kg Free State man opens up about his life

2017-03-08 15:39

A man from QwaQwa in the Free State who became morbidly obese as a result of bad eating habits tells us how he got there and how his weight has impacted his life.

#SugarTax: Have you tried to cut down on sugar?

2017-02-06 17:12

With the debate about a planned tax on sugar-sweetened beverages heating up, Fin24 ran a snap poll on the sugar intake of readers.

Eating more earlier in the day better for your heart

2017-02-01 14:03

Based on the evidence, the American Heart Association (AHA) says it's probably a good idea to get a large share of your calories earlier in the day.

World's fattest man aims to lose half his body weight

2017-01-04 10:57

A Mexican man, who is believed to be the fattest person on earth, has a good chance of losing fifty percent of his body weight by about six months after undergoing surgery.

C-section could raise a child's risk of obesity

2016-11-14 15:29

Researchers found that vaginal delivery among overweight or obese mothers may help to mitigate the transmission of obesity among generations.

Obesity and diabetes studies funded by beverage industry!

2016-11-02 09:40

Researchers claim that every experimental study that found no link between sugary drinks and obesity or diabetes has received financial support from 'soda makers'.

SA girls more overweight than boys

2016-10-11 10:08

Girls are generally heavier than boys, and in conjunction with the rise in weight there have been escalating rates of chronic diseases like diabetes.


Flu shots may not always work for obese people

2017-06-15 10:53

Research indicates that immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly in obese individuals.

Overweight boys have higher colon cancer risk as adults

2017-05-23 09:54

According to new research, losing weight might lower the risk of overweight boys developing colon (colorectal) cancer later in life.

Poor sleep habits can lead to obesity

2017-03-13 12:00

A study found that people who are genetically prone to obesity are more likely to become overweight if they don't stick to normal sleeping patterns.

Obesity can raise girls' risk for allergies

2017-03-07 14:29

Girls who are overweight may face a higher risk of allergies, according to a new study. Overweight boys, on the other hand, have a slightly diminished risk.

Get active to fight cancer

2017-02-03 13:48

One of the key messages this World Cancer Day (4 February 2017) is to get active and monitor your weight to reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cancer.

Overweight a problem for pregnancy before conception

2017-01-30 14:00

A study found little benefit in helping women limit weight gain during pregnancy, suggesting that the effect of obesity on pregnancy may begin long before conception.

500 kilogram man removed from home

2016-11-16 12:20

A Mexican man who weighs about 500 kilos and hadn't left his bed in six years has been removed by medical personnel for treatment.

Skipping dinner may boost your metabolism

2016-11-09 14:48

'Early time-restricted feeding' involves eating during a much smaller time window each day. This may reduce fat mass and the risk of chronic disease.

More evidence linking obesity to liver cancer

2016-10-17 10:28

A new study has added substantial support to liver cancer being on the list of obesity-associated cancers – another reason to maintain a body weight in the 'normal' range.

Fat kids make fat, sick adults

2016-10-09 06:27

Be careful what you feed your children and how much food you put on their plates: you may be raising them to become obese and sickly adults.

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