ARTICLES RELATING TO OVERWEIGHT

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.

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 10:48

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

Bullying may have cumulative effect on kids

2014-02-18 14:15

Children and teens who are being bullied tend to score lower on measures of physical and mental health. But few studies have examined whether the possible effects of bullying accumulate over the 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.

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.

Fast food not main cause of kids' obesity

2014-01-20 13:06

A study finds that general poor eating habits contribute more to overweight in US kids than fast foods.

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.

Eat more nuts to keep your weight down

2014-01-10 12:30

There is growing evidence that nuts, in addition to offering other health benefits, may in fact help keep weight down.

Eating slowly can reduce how much you eat

2014-01-03 16:17

Simply eating more slowly can significantly reduce how much people eat in a single sitting.

Overweight affects semen quality

2013-12-20 12:20

Overweight and obese men show diminished quantity and quality of semen, suggesting that a weight problem might also affect fertility.

More obese men die from prostate cancer

2013-11-13 09:52

A study suggests that men who are overweight or obese when they're diagnosed with prostate cancer face a higher risk of dying from the disease.

10-year-old beats the bulge

2013-10-29 13:41

Tired of feeling miserable in her own skin, Dominique Greeff took charge of her life and eating habits, and has since lost an awesome 11.5kg at the tender age of 10. Here is her story.

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life shows the effects of obesity

2013-10-14 11:57

National Obesity Week runs from 15 – 19 October and aims to increase awareness about the widespread impact of obesity on the lives of ordinary South Africans.

Childhood obesity quadruples chances of adult hypertension

2013-09-13 13:47

Obese children have a four times greater risk of high blood pressure when they reach adulthood compared to kids with normal weight, new research shows.

Obesity's toll in US underestimated

2013-08-16 16:32

Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals.

Walking to work decreases diabetes risk

2013-08-08 08:00

People who walk to work are less likely to develop diabetes and other health problems than those who drive, a new study found.

Switch regulates fat burning

2013-08-02 15:36

Researchers say they've found a "toggle switch" that controls whether fat cells in the body burn up or store their energy.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2013-07-30 10:48
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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.

Avatars help real-life weight loss

2013-07-01 08:05

A new pilot study suggests avatar-based videos might prove a promising way to shed excess kilos.

Nobody likes a 'fat talker'

2013-05-10 11:21

Women who engage in "fat talk", or complain about their bodies, are less liked by their peers, a new study finds.

Doctors feel less sympathetic to obese patients

2013-04-29 10:19

Obese people who think healthcare workers aren't as sympathetic to them as they should be may be right.

7 easy diet tricks

2013-02-18 16:15

Achieve your desired weight, break unhealthy habits & look after your heart with these simple diet tricks!

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2013-01-24 09:44

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Your Eating Personality Uncovered

2012-12-21 12:00

A carrot, chocolate or burger? Learning more about your eating pattern can help you make better choices, so you can shed your excess weight.

Too fat to wear that?

2012-11-23 12:00

Think fashion is meant for skinny celebs and waif-like models? Tracy Gold busts the myth and helps you find your style.

 

New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies'

2014-04-08 11:15

A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image.

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.

Bullying may have cumulative effect on kids

2014-02-17 16:21

Children and teens who are being bullied tend to score lower on measures of physical and mental health. But few studies have examined whether the possible effects of bullying accumulate over the years.

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.

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.

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.

When my shirt became a monster, I knew it was time to lose weight

2014-01-14 13:53

Sometimes clothes make us feel good, other times they ruin our day. One reader shares her experience with a shirt she names 'The Purple Monster'.

Eat more nuts to keep your weight down

2014-01-10 11:07

There is growing evidence that nuts, in addition to offering other health benefits, may in fact help keep weight down.

Too fat to wear that?

2013-11-22 09:23

Think fashion is meant for skinny celebs and waif-like models? Tracy Gold busts the myth and helps you find your style.

Family meals help kids stay lean

2013-11-07 11:23

Research found that children in families who eat together and stay seated until everyone is finished have lower weight and body-mass index.

Greater risk of oesophageal cancer in overweight teens

2013-10-15 13:40

Research indicates that overweight teens are at increased risk for developing oesophageal cancer later in life.

New Hill’s diet for overweight pets

2013-09-04 15:32

New Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is proven to work in real homes, with real pets, under real world conditions.

Exercise lowers cancer risk for overweight women

2013-08-16 12:50

New research suggests that overweight women who get enough exercise may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer.

Walking to work decreases diabetes risk

2013-08-07 10:30

People who walk to work are less likely to develop diabetes and other health problems than those who drive, a new study found.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2013-07-31 00:00

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

Dad's obesity inherited by generations

2013-07-16 07:52

The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Statins may hamper workout results

2013-05-24 09:40

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study.

Childhood obesity starts at home

2013-05-06 09:38

Study shows children who live in 'walkable' neighbourhoods are less likely to be overweight.

Do teens who sleep in stay slimmer?

2013-04-15 09:49

The more sleep teens get, the less likely they are to be overweight, a new study finds.

Dieters, beware!

2013-01-30 12:00

In search of a quick fix diet to rid you of the load you piled on over the holidays? Be careful what plan you follow and see what the experts have to say first.

How to avoid weekend weight gain

2013-01-18 09:45

Do these 5 things and on Monday, the scale will stay in your favour!

Too fat to wear that?

2012-12-03 10:55

Think fashion is meant for skinny celebs and waif-like models? Tracy Gold busts the myth and helps you find your style.

Too fat to wear that?

2012-11-13 15:20

Think fashion is meant for skinny celebs and waif-like models? Tracy Gold busts the myth and helps you find your style.

 
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