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Will ‘tax’ reduce the obesity epidemic in South Africa?

By TAKUDZWA HANYANI South Africans have become more obese over the last 30 years and SA is now considered the most obese country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over half of the country’s adults are now overweight and obese; this includes 42% of women and 13% of men who are obese. Proliferation of junk

From Malnutrition to Obesity?

From the news of women using dried cow dung in Kwazulu Natal for menstrual periods to South Africa topping the charts  on the obese scale, most South Africans are perplexed in a country which boasts of the best economy in Africa and perhaps the most efficient health system in sub

Diet Coke: The Real Reason It Makes You Fat

You’ve heard that diet coke isn’t all that great for you, but have you been confused as to exactly why? Well, scientists now believe bacteria has something to do with it. Consuming high amounts of fructose (a type of sugar), artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols (another type of low-calorie sweetener) cause your

Want to prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer? EXERCISE!

  After the previous article on weightloss here. I decided to share with you quick and easy ways to know if you are making progress in the weight loss department. One way  to  know is by estimating the percentage of fat on your body by using the pinch test. This is done

Exercising but not losing weight?

Fitness experts always say, “exercise to trounce the extra weight”. Most  of  us  go  by  their  remarks  but  our  efforts  disappoint  our  loyalty. We   exercise  but  still   stay  baffled  as  to  why    we  are  not  weighing  any  less. You actually start wondering why you visit the gym in the first

Non communicable diseases and the Nigerian Entertainment industry

I know what you are thinking. What does the Nigerian entertainment industry have to do with Non-communicable diseases? I will elaborate further but first; let me tell you what a non-communicable disease is. A non-communicable disease, or NCD, is a medical condition or disease which is non-infectious. NCDs are diseases of long duration and generally slow

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