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Obese or not: Excess fat makes you sick

June 13, 2017

In South Africa, excess body weight is a massive problem, and is linked to a growing number of deaths – study.

Junk food, junk status cause skyrocketing medical costs

April 24, 2017

Medical costs expected to skyrocket after South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status.

Fight to beat diabetes and early death

February 28, 2017
Diabetes   Obesity   OurHealth  

Makhehla Mosia from Qwaqwa in the Free State believes years of bad eating habits are what led her to develop type 2 diabetes and poor health.

Video: Tuck shops culprits in rising Childhood Obesity

November 24, 2016
Children's Health   Multimedia   Obesity  

As Childhood Obesity rates in South Africa continue to soar, experts say the unhealthy food on offer in school tuck shops is partly to blame.

Rural pupils choose junk food over feeding scheme offerings

October 21, 2016
News   OurHealth  

The Department of Education in Limpopo has introduced feeding schemes at all rural schools in the province in an effort to promote healthy eating habits among learners, yet many children are choosing unhealthy food sold by the hawkers outside the...

Don’t target kids with junk food ads says UN

The United Nations (UN) has called on governments of its member states to outlaw the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children.