Friendships matter if you want to lose weight

2016-08-29 08:18

Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends

Balloon-in-a-pill the latest way to curb obesity

2016-05-25 21:04

Patients swallow a capsule containing a balloon, and once it's in the stomach the balloon is inflated via a catheter, filling up the stomach and curbing appetite.

www.15kg.gone - Bonita Nuttall's inspirational weight-loss journey

2015-11-17 10:29

Former Carte Blanche presenter Bonita Nuttall reached her goal of losing 15kgs by doing exactly the opposite of current weight-loss trends. She embraced her freedom of choice, asked herself the hard questions, put shoulder to the wheel and gradually her vital, skinny self emerged.

‘Fat burning’ diet pill kills man

2015-06-26 16:01

A man has died after consuming 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP) more than a month after Interpol issued a worldwide notice warning countries about the highly toxic substance.

18 kg anorexic woman begs for help after hospitals say she is too thin to treat

2015-05-21 13:04

Rachael Farrokh, who suffers from extreme anorexia, is begging for help to save her life after being turned away from multiple treatment centres.

Warning about deadly weight-loss pill

2015-05-07 17:05

South Africans are being urged against using a highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP), following a global warning and death of a student.

How lemon juice and hot water may help you lose weight

2015-04-08 12:07

Many people believe in the health benefits of a glass of hot water and lemon juice first thing in the morning.

Less protein and more fibre may prevent type 2 diabetes

2015-04-01 12:10

DietDoc provides evidence why replacing protein with carbohydrates may help prevent type 2 diabetes, especially if fibre-rich breads, cereals and pulses are chosen as carbohydrate sources.

Less popular surgery tied to greater weight loss

2015-02-06 16:28

Biliopancreatic diversion, a less-popular type of weight loss surgery, may lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass, but is linked to more complications.

Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity

2015-01-27 11:51

The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA.


FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

2016-06-15 12:16

A new weight-loss system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, which drains some of the recently-consumed food into the toilet.

Exercise less effective for burning calories than diet

2016-02-16 12:16

The predominant view that the more active you are, the more calories you burn, may just be wishful thinking.

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

2015-07-29 15:16

The FDA has approved a medical balloon that is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline solution to treat obesity.

SA has a big fat problem - academic

2015-05-27 15:23

South Africa has a fat problem, with women having a bigger problem than men and youth being the third most obese in the world, says a professor.

Lose weight without taking toxic diet pills

2015-05-09 11:39

A nutritional consultant tells Health24 there is no such thing as a quick-fix to lose weight, following a warning over the deadly drug 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP).

How 'brown fat' helps you lose weight

2015-05-04 11:38

DietDoc explains how the ratio of 'white' to 'brown' fat in our bodies influences the rate at which we burn fat.

'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.

The world is your gym

2015-03-17 13:53

Taking a break this Easter? Stay in shape with these tips.

Forget BMI, these are better ways to measure your body fat

2015-01-27 12:35

In the light of the limitations of the BMI, DietDoc discusses a number of other ways to determine how fat – or not – you are.

US approves first new weight-loss device in 8 years

2015-01-16 10:05

The FDA has approved a new weight-loss device that 'blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach'.

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