Plus size and pregnant

2015-10-23 10:24

You had a few kilos to spare already - and now you're having a baby, and adding more numbers to the scale. Here are some dangers to be aware of, and some good habits to adopt now.

Sleekgeek kids

2015-07-16 10:11

Obesity in South Africa is becoming a real problem, say medical experts, but Sleekgeek kids are combating overweight and obesity issues to ensure a healthy future.

Obese children may be less able to taste fats

2015-05-20 14:06

A study found that obese children may have a significantly harder time detecting fatty acids in foods and drinks than their leaner peers.

Europe faces ballooning obesity crisis

2015-05-07 15:32

The increasing burden of overweight and obesity, mainly caused by lifestyle factors, is becoming a serious problem in European countries.

The best diet programmes for losing weight

2015-04-29 14:32

Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss programmes – Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig – can boast scientific evidence showing their clients maintain weight loss for at least a year.

'How I lost 30 kilos and made fitness my life'

2015-04-08 12:07

Kelly Stegan graduated from a yo-yo dieter to a fitness freak and body builder in just 12 weeks. Here's how she did it.

How accurate is the BMI?

2015-01-20 10:03

The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is.

Unhealthy insulin levels may boost breast cancer risk

2015-01-16 13:26

A study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight in predicting breast cancer risk.

Stand-up advice for preventing back pain

2014-12-01 13:58

Reduce your risk of back injury and discomfort with these back pain tips.

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

2014-11-26 10:38

A recent study said that high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent of new cancer cases in 2012.


Can't feel the kicks yet?

2015-09-28 13:45

Worried that you can't feel your baby moving? Here are some reasons why that may happen.

Obese teens less likely to use birth control

2015-07-02 13:47

The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour.

Many parents blind to their child's overweight

2015-05-12 12:27

As US youngsters get heavier, many moms and dads think they look fine, according to a new survey.

Overweight diabetic patients live longer

2015-05-06 10:47

In a study, underweight diabetics had the highest risk of dying, with nearly three times the mortality of normal-weight patients.

Could obesity help protect against dementia?

2015-04-10 14:26

A large study suggests that obesity might lessen the chances of dementia, but experts call for further research into these findings.

Why South Africans are addicted to fried chicken

2015-02-11 10:05

DietDoc investigates how fried chicken is contributing to making South Africans 'the fattest population in sub-Saharan Africa'.

Pregnant and overweight – the facts

2015-01-19 10:45

If you’re overweight and pregnant, now’s the time to stop thinking that eating for two is okay.

Scientists create food that reduces hunger

2014-12-11 11:17

A food ingredient, developed by British researchers contains a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.

Weight a factor in rheumatoid arthritis remission

2014-11-27 10:43

A study found that people who were obese or morbidly obese had about 50 to 60 percent lower odds of achieving remission of their rheumatoid arthritis.

'Standing breaks' at work may reduce back pain

2014-11-05 13:39

Research indicates that regular breaks across the workday lead to improvements in fatigue and musculoskeletal symptoms, compared to sitting all day.

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