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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.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018
News  

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

Our obesity epidemic is not a personal choice

October 12, 2018
News  

The pandemic of obesity in South Africa is a result of our ‘Americanised’ food environment and the responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies, according to experts.

Cape Town emerges as SA’s healthiest city

October 12, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Cape Town is South Africa’s healthiest city with the highest number of healthy-weight people who buy the most vegetables and fruit.

Horrifying cycle of amputations

October 11, 2017
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)  

WORLD OBESITY DAY: A desperate surgeon appeals for help as diabetic patients overwhelm his wards.

SA girls more obese than boys, but why?

This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?

SA kids in big fat trouble, warns Federation

October 10, 2016
Breastfeeding   Children's Health   Diabetes  

High rates of overweight exist alongside malnutrition and experts predict an ailing future for the nation’s children if urgent action is not taken.