Alarming increase in childhood obesity over 4 decades

2017-10-18 13:30

Not only adults suffer the consequences of obesity. Worldwide a large percentage of children are overweight, which sets them up for serious health problems later in life.

Sleekgeek kids

2015-07-16 10:11

Obesity in South Africa is becoming a real problem, say medical experts, but Sleekgeek kids are combating overweight and obesity issues to ensure a healthy future.

Obesity fuelling rise in US diabetes rates

2014-09-02 16:31

When researchers looked at factors that might contribute to rising US diabetes rates, obesity stood out.

Night owls likely to gain weight

2013-07-01 11:48

Night owls are more likely to gain weight because they tend to raid the kitchen for junk food in the early hours of the morning, a new study suggests.

Diabetes-related deaths hit record levels in New York

2013-06-11 13:04

Diabetes-related deaths hit record levels in New York City in 2011, with Type 2 diabetes surging along with an epidemic of obesity.

Babies born after mom's obesity surgery do better

2013-05-28 08:53

A study shows that babies who are born after their mom's obesity surgery tend to fare better and the genes behave differently.

Living near fast-food outlets ups obesity risk

2013-05-17 09:51

Having a fast-food restaurant nearby might be a convenience, but living within two miles of one may boost your risk of obesity.

Home altitude tied to obesity risk

2013-02-13 10:01

People who live where the air is thinnest are less likely to be obese than those in low-lying areas, according to a new study.


How just a few extra kilos can ruin your health

2017-07-20 15:59

Adult weight gain is not a benign condition, and experts recommend monitoring one's weight on a regular basis, especially during life transitions.

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.

Ban on big drinks unconstitutional

2013-07-30 18:58

A US court thinks it is fine to serve big, sugary drinks in restaurants.

Parents may cause unhealthy weight loss behaviour

2013-06-25 10:51

Teens were more likely to use unhealthy weight loss measures when their parents talked to them about the importance of being thin, according to a new study.

Weight-Loss surgery may help moderately obese

2013-06-05 09:59

Study shows that weight-loss surgery may reduce symptoms of type 2 diabetes in moderately obese people, but surgical risks exist.

Abused children at risk for obesity as adults

2013-05-23 09:32

A study shows that children who are abused or neglected are at risk of being obese later in life.

Skimmed milk ineffective against toddler obesity

2013-03-19 08:57

Giving your toddler skimmed or semi-skimmed milk is unlikely to make inroads against the risk of obesity, a large study conducted among American children has found.

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