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Small changes in diet make a big difference

February 15, 2019
News  

A lot of South African adults are so physically inactive that they are at risk of getting sick as a result of not exercising.

Bloated bodies and barren lands

February 4, 2019
Obesity  

What has obesity got to do with climate change? Quite a lot, according to an influential commission, which says the big food companies that make the junk food fuelling our expanding bodies are also destroying our environment– and need to be stopped.

SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019
News  

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.

Diabetes ‘will destroy the economy of this country’

November 14, 2018
News  

Local doctors say that if prevention efforts aren’t ramped up, diabetes-related costs to society – especially amputations – will become completely unaffordable.

New technology reduces 87% of sugars from fruit juice

November 14, 2018
News  

As the globe marks World Diabetes Day this Wednesday, the founder of a juice company claims he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar from fruit juice.

Healthy lunch boxes part of fight against obesity

October 18, 2018
News  

The number of South African children who are overweight or obesity is on the increase. Professor Salome Kruger of the Nutrition Centre of Excellence at the University of North West believes work needs to be done to combat this problem in school-going children.

WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

October 15, 2018
Multimedia  

Health-e’s three-part Checkpoint documentary on strokes and stigma in South Africa.