ARTICLES RELATING TO 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.

Taxing sugary drinks may reduce obesity in SA

2014-08-20 12:12

Instituting a 20 percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may reduce obesity among young adults in South Africa.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 12:55

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

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.

Kids lose more weight when parents join in

2014-07-31 12:19

Tackling weight loss in children works best when parents join them in a supervised behavioural modification programme.

Children of obese mothers more likely to get asthma

2014-07-23 09:18

Compared to children born of mothers with normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had significantly higher odds of asthma.

Childhood molestation cause of heart disease in women?

2014-07-21 16:15

Researchers found that women who were sexually abused in childhood showed signs of hardening of the arteries in the neck, an early marker of heart disease.

Obesity may promote survival after heart procedures

2014-07-17 14:43

Overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers.

Difference in ethnic BMI may affect diabetes risk

2014-07-10 15:22

The definition of obesity should not be the same for every population group because some ethnic groups develop diabetes at a lower weight than others.

Inactivity may explain obesity epidemic

2014-07-09 14:42

Lack of exercise, more than an increase in food consumption, may be the reason why increasing numbers of Americans are becoming obese.

Obese women face insults every day

2014-07-08 12:39

Daily diary entries document snubs, insults and put-downs overweight women face every day.

Obesity prevention keeps kids' blood pressure down

2014-07-04 08:19

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.

Local climate affects Americans' obesity risk

2014-07-02 12:45

American adults, in counties with hot summers, are less physically active and more likely to be obese, especially if the summers are also humid or rainy.

How a cold house makes you burn more fat

2014-06-25 14:18

According to a new study, levels of healthy brown fat rise as thermostats are turned down.

Lower indoor temperatures increase fat burning

2014-06-24 14:17

According to a new study, levels of healthy brown fat rise as thermostats are turned down.

Fish and exercise combat colon cancer recurrence

2014-06-04 12:24

Recurrence of colon cancer more than doubles if patients eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less than 60 minutes of moderate exercise a week.

Too fat for burial: how does this happen?

2014-06-02 13:59

We take a look at what makes up the obese personailty and the reasons why partners, parents and family sometimes overfeed an already obese person.

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.

Mom ridicules obese 7-year-old

2014-05-29 11:00

Mom subjects her 7-year-old to public humiliation and extreme dieting.

 

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.

Obese boys more likely to be involved in bullying

2014-08-26 10:20

Obese boys are more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, and the process begins before these children ever set foot inside a school.

Study links antibiotic to heart death risk

2014-08-20 08:36

Danish researchers say that use of the antibiotic clarithromycin is associated with a 76-percent higher risk of cardiac death, compared to use of penicillin V.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 11:38

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

Are you pushing your kids too hard?

2014-08-07 15:13

When it comes to health and fitness, children need to be motivated. But when are you being too pushy with your kids?

Genetic mutation in obese people triggers appetite

2014-07-31 10:06

A genetic mutation in some obese people triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods like chocolate.

Mushrooms reduce bitterness in cocoa beans

2014-07-22 12:09

Using mushrooms in the fermentation process will not only reduce bitterness in cocoa beans, but may also reduce the need for sugar in chocolate products.

Can extreme obesity be considered a disability?

2014-07-18 12:33

The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked to rule on whether EU law forbids discrimination on the grounds of obesity.

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.

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.

Obesity most contagious among siblings

2014-07-09 11:54

According to new research an obese older sibling may raise the risk more than fivefold for a younger child.

Obesity may increase lung disease risk

2014-07-08 15:06

People with large waist sizes are more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a study shows.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2014-07-07 21:00

Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2014-07-03 00:00
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Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Why the world is getting fatter and fatter

2014-07-02 11:20

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

'Good' intestinal bacteria can keep you healthy

2014-06-24 14:55

Research suggests that intestinal bacteria could influence conditions like obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Is white bread making you fat?

2014-06-03 05:00

People who eat mainly white bread are more likely to have weight problems than those who prefer whole wheat bread.

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.

Could white bread be making you fat?

2014-06-02 09:55

People who eat mainly white bread are more likely to have weight problems than those who prefer whole wheat bread.

40 percent of SA women are overweight

2014-05-29 08:30

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.

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