ARTICLES RELATING TO OVERWEIGHT

Two-way relationship between depression and activity

2014-10-24 14:57

A British study found not only that people who increased their weekly activity reported fewer depressive symptoms, but also that those with more depressive symptoms were less active.

Overweight

2014-10-21 11:48

If you weigh more than you should, relative to your height, you're considered overweight. Learn more about the possible causes.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-16 05:00

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-15 12:28

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Are thin people smarter?

2014-09-16 14:50

Even more bad news for fatties: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

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!

Train your brain to choose fruit salad over fries

2014-09-03 14:46

You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, a new study suggests.

Heavy patients with heart risks need counselling

2014-08-26 11:13

Intensive behavioural counselling about diet or exercise can help lower overweight patients' risk for heart problems.

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.

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.

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.

Children can also suffer from high blood pressure

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.

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.

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.

 

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-23 10:07

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Weight associated with diabetes differs by ethnicity

2014-10-16 09:09

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

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

2014-10-15 17:30

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Overweight people at the table may make you eat more

2014-10-07 13:41

When their dining companion was overweight, people ate more food and less healthy food, researchers found.

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 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!

Overweight

2014-09-01 16:28

If you weigh more than you should, relative to your height, you're considered overweight. Learn more about the possible causes.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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