ARTICLES RELATING TO OVERWEIGHT

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.

Weight associated with diabetes differs by ethnicity

2014-07-10 15:14

Researchers suggest the definition of obesity should not be the same for all populations because some ethnic groups may develop diabetes at different weights.

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.

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

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.

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.

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.

Are you pushing your kids too hard?

2014-05-16 10:23

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

15 healthy choices to reduce fat and sugar

2014-05-07 15:26

You've tried everything to lose weight, but it always finds you again. Cut those excess calories by making the right food choices.

The obese personality

2014-05-07 15:24

Does you personality increase your risk for obesity? Find out.

The time bomb in your tummy

2014-04-23 11:31

Are you heading for an early heart attack or stroke? You might be if you have metabolic syndrome. Managing your lifestyle can make all the difference.

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.

 

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 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.

Food diaries are the way

2014-06-04 10:52

If you're trying to lose weight, it might be time to keep a notebook and pen handy.

Weight: How much should you lose?

2014-06-02 14:06

Despite popular belief, experts all agree that setting smaller targets and taking smaller steps are your best method for weight loss.

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.

Not that skinny? Fake it

2014-05-21 12:24

The beach weather's here and the water is winking. But, alas, you're still wearing your winter suit: a set of oversized love handles and a few nasty dimples on your bottom.

Snoring partner: are you desperate?

2014-05-07 15:25

Lying awake while your partner sounds like a pneumatic drill? There are solutions besides divorce. Here's more about them.

Foods that may help prevent cancer

2014-05-07 15:24

Which foods should you avoid to prevent cancer or help you fight existing cancer? We take a closer look.

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.

 
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