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Video: No quick fix for overcoming Obesity

November 16, 2016
Diabetes   Multimedia   Obesity  

Manie Pretorius used to be a sports enthusiast who weighed just 70 kilograms. Just a few years and a knee injury later, Pretorius weighed almost 200 kilograms. He had become obese and his state of health was on the decline.

Diabetes and inequality: Most Africans undiagnosed

Almost a century after the discovery of insulin diabetes is still killing many people, especially those in poorer nations.

Globally renowned health experts add their names to call for sugar tax in SA

November 8, 2016
News  

Scholars and academics from leading universities around the world have added their voices to the call for the implementation of a tax on sugary drinks in South Africa.

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...

The deadly consequences of obesity

By turning to another man for comfort after her obese husband lost interest in sex, a Free State woman’s actions sparked a tragic series of events that ended in murder.

WHO recommends tax on sugary drinks

October 14, 2016
Obesity  

The World Health Organisation (WHO) this week recommended that governments should tax sugary drinks as part of the global campaign against obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

Parents urged to act as childhood obesity rates climb

Experts urged parents to lead by example and help tackle childhood obesity, on World Obesity Day yesterday.