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These are the real culprits behind 800 000 cases of cancer

2017-11-29 13:00

A study has shown that diabetes – either on its own or combined with being overweight – is responsible for hundreds of thousands of cancer cases across the world.

She was so overweight she battled to breathe – but look at her now!

2017-11-03 15:56

“I had respiratory problems, gastritis, I suffered from prejudice and I could not physically exercise due to my weight.”

Teasing teens about weight may cause lasting harm

2017-05-29 09:17

There is a need for broader anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse – at school and at home.

Can obesity in pregnancy raise cerebral palsy risk in kids?

2017-03-10 08:38

Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing their chances of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

Mother takes steps after 5-year-old son hits 45kg

2017-01-04 13:43

A Free State mother sought professional help after being told that her son’s weight was a serious health issue.

Plus size and pregnant

2015-10-23 10:24

You had a few kilos to spare already - and now you're having a baby, and adding more numbers to the scale. Here are some dangers to be aware of, and some good habits to adopt now.

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.

Obese children may be less able to taste fats

2015-05-20 14:06

A study found that obese children may have a significantly harder time detecting fatty acids in foods and drinks than their leaner peers.

Europe faces ballooning obesity crisis

2015-05-07 15:32

The increasing burden of overweight and obesity, mainly caused by lifestyle factors, is becoming a serious problem in European countries.

The best diet programmes for losing weight

2015-04-29 14:32

Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss programmes – Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig – can boast scientific evidence showing their clients maintain weight loss for at least a year.

 

Heavier women may need mammograms more often

2017-11-24 10:00

New research has found that overweight or obese women should be scanned for breast cancer more regularly.

Think you're overweight? Use these 5 ways to find out

2017-10-20 10:30

What’s the best way to measure your weight – BMI or the old-fashioned scale? Turns out there are a number of ways.

Almost 70% of SA women obese, study finds

2017-05-19 14:19

According to a local survey, obesity is just one of many health concerns.

Belly fat may raise risk of diabetes

2017-02-15 12:47

Researchers have found that people who are genetically predisposed to an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Overweight clearly linked to premature death

2016-07-14 11:30

Using data from almost four million adults on four continents, a study found that overweight people lost about a year of life expectancy on average.

Can't feel the kicks yet?

2015-09-28 13:45

Worried that you can't feel your baby moving? Here are some reasons why that may happen.

Obese teens less likely to use birth control

2015-07-02 13:47

The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour.

Many parents blind to their child's overweight

2015-05-12 12:27

As US youngsters get heavier, many moms and dads think they look fine, according to a new survey.

Overweight diabetic patients live longer

2015-05-06 10:47

In a study, underweight diabetics had the highest risk of dying, with nearly three times the mortality of normal-weight patients.

Could obesity help protect against dementia?

2015-04-10 14:26

A large study suggests that obesity might lessen the chances of dementia, but experts call for further research into these findings.

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