Tired of the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting?

2017-02-23 11:13

'Coaching' sessions can help you keep the weight from creeping back after a diet, a new study found.

Weight-loss surgery may reduce pregnancy complications

2016-11-02 13:49

A study suggests that women who undergo weight-loss surgery procedures before pregnancy are less likely to need Caesarean deliveries than obese women.

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.

Inspire children to eat healthy food with Maya Adam

How do you inspire children to eat healthy food? Doctor, nutritionist and author Maya Adam shares her food philosophy with News24 Live.

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WATCH: Woman who lost 55kgs says giving up alcohol was the hardest part of her journey

After losing 55 kg , Nicola has found a new sense of purpose. Watch her story now.

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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.

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.


Bariatric surgery may have more heart benefits for women

2016-11-09 10:16

A study has shown that there is a gender disparity in cardiac outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery, and that women may benefit more than men.

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.

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.

Woman who lost 55kgs says reaching 'rock bottom' helped her reclaim her life

Nicola Davidson shed an extraordinary 55 kilograms through Sleekgeek Ultimate You Challenge. She joins us in studio to talk about her journey.

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Here's how Jack Parow lost 25 kgs in 4 months

This year's theme for Movember is 'move,' we speak to Movember ambassador and Afrikaans rapper, Jack Parow, about how he moved his way to a healthier lifestyle. Watch.

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‘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.

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