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.

'Obesity gene' doesn't affect ability to lose weight

2016-09-22 13:49

British researchers report that a person's environment may play a bigger part in weight management than their DNA.

Overweight kids often shunned and bullied

2016-09-19 12:48

Investigators analysed students' responses to questions about their experiences with weight discrimination and how these experiences affected them from one school year to the next.

Overweight linked to even more kinds of cancer

2016-08-25 10:28

The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has added to its list another eight varieties of cancer that may be linked to overweight and obesity.

Being overweight may make your brain age faster

2016-08-05 12:09

A University of Cambridge study found that people who are overweight or obese have a greater reduction in the amount of white matter in their brains, compared to people of normal weight.

Inflation could push sugar tax beyond 20% level - Treasury

2016-07-12 06:05

The proposed 20% increase in sugar tax that aims to target obesity in SA will be adjusted annually to take inflation into account, proposes Treasury.

More obese women than men in US

2016-06-08 12:24

Obesity rates for men and women in the US had been roughly the same for about a decade, but in recent years, women have surged ahead.


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.

Sugar tax flaws – ‘Mathematical model’ based on speculation, assumption

2016-09-22 14:14

The model on which Treasury's claim rests that a tax on sugary drinks will reduce obesity relies primarily on five unproven assumptions, says an analyst.

Obese kids have different bacteria in their gut

2016-09-21 10:18

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests.

Cut through the sugar noise

2016-09-04 07:47

Sugary beverages have high sugar content but little or no nutritional value, so tax will help prevent non-communicable diseases caused by obesity, writes Cecil Morden.

Anthea Jeffery: Proposed sugar tax – no silver bullet for rising obesity

2016-08-24 16:20

The proposed tax on soft drinks won't be a quick fix for SA’s complex obesity problem and offers a means to raise tax revenue without hiking VAT, says an analyst.

Obesity more deadly for men than women

2016-07-15 11:47

It isn't clear why obese men are at greater risk for premature death than women, but it could be because obese men have greater insulin resistance, liver fat levels and diabetes risk than women.

Naked restaurant to ban overweight diners

2016-06-10 12:21

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Overweight in pregnancy linked to obese babies

2016-05-11 11:00

A study found that children whose mothers gained a lot of weight or had elevated blood sugar during pregnancy were at increased risk for obesity.

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