Wider waistlines, smaller brains?

2019-01-11 12:37

A UK study found that obese people typically had a lower volume of grey matter in their brains compared to their normal-weight counterparts.

Don't ignore the extra weight – obesity on its own can raise health risks

2018-11-28 11:46

In diabetes and heart disease excess fat itself is harmful – not only accompanying factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or lack of exercise.

People who are overweight get paid less, according to a new LinkedIn study

2018-11-03 13:53

Obese workers in the UK earn an average of R36,000 less per year than their slimmer colleagues, according to data from LinkedIn.

SA publications among the worst for negative portrayals of people with obesity

2018-10-12 17:01

SA publications are among the most stigmatising in the world in terms of how they portray obesity, according to a recent study.

Weight-loss surgery may raise the risk of gallstones

2018-10-11 15:46

The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence - a greater risk of gallstones, a new study suggests.

This town wants to shed 100 000kg

2018-09-27 12:16

In a remote corner of northwestern Spain, a small town has set itself the ultimate weight loss challenge: by early 2020, its residents must shed 100 000kg.

Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese

2018-07-08 13:18

The best thing mothers can do to ensure their kids avoid developing obesity may be to take care of themselves.

Obesity in the workplace: What role should your employer be playing?

2018-05-18 06:19

We’re constantly bombarded with info telling us being overweight is dangerous. But what should your employer be doing to encourage healthy living?

Coke drinkers on new sugar tax: 'Leave our sugar alone!'

2018-04-03 17:30

Many consumers understand that South Africa's high burden of disease is caused by excessive sugar consumption.


'Easy way out?' Stigma may keep many from weight loss surgery

2019-01-02 14:54

Almost half of the US population – nearly 50% – think that weight loss surgery is performed for mostly cosmetic reasons.

Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk

2018-11-16 11:42

New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese.

Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity

2018-10-15 16:01

Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but new findings suggest the reverse is true.

Obesity in SA: Experts urge government to play its part

2018-10-12 11:13

SA is already the most obese country in sub-Saharan Africa and we have the highest prevalence of diabetes on the continent, and experts say responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies.

Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut

2018-10-11 07:09

Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day.

Obesity adds to burden of traumatic brain injury

2018-08-21 11:28

Studies find that excessive weight gain is a common problem in the years following a traumatic brain injury.

Coca-Cola Zim buckles under pressure over original Mazoe

2018-06-20 17:10

The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited have bowed down to public pressure and announced that it was re-introducing the original Mazoe recipes for all flavours.

Obesity coaching – a success story

2018-05-18 15:38

Hans B was going to lose his job. He was morbidly obese and unable to work. That's when Lynne Frost, a business coach, stepped in.

Twitter users slam Jamie Oliver and are fed up with his obesity campaign

2018-04-26 16:13

Jamie Oliver angers parents over his co-signed letter to British Prime Minister for his campaign to end obesity.

What is ‘exergaming’ and how does it work?

2018-04-03 14:29

There's a new way to introduce sedentary kids to exercise – and even keep seniors fit.

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