Home > Diet and nutrition Diet and nutrition All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Scientists figure out how obesity gene works Scientists have discovered how a gene glitch makes people fat; suggesting a possible new way to treat obesity. Diet and nutrition News Coke apologises and says they'll disclose who they partner with Coca-Cola says it will start publishing information about its health and nutrition efforts after it was criticised for funding the Global Energy Balance Network, a group that many felt touted the company's message. More in Diet and nutrition News Diet Pepsi removes aspartame to win back customers Plant-based diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk Does Facebook encourage dangerous diets? Fat sense: Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat Nutrition basics Fat is good for you Fat is good for you. The perception that all fats are bad is about to change as the experts all agree that it's the quality, not so much the quantity, of fat that really counts. See all Nutrition basics » News Plant-based diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk A study found that the Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) substantially slows cognitive decline with age. See all News » Eat Well What's SA's most sugary sauce? Sauces are a huge source of hidden sugar for South Africans and can completely sabotage your diet, but which are the worst culprits? See all Eat Well » Vitamins, minerals and supplements B12 – the forgotten B vitamin? DietDoc highlights the importance of vitamin B12, its uptake and functions, the causes of B12 deficiency, and what can be done to treat such deficiencies. See all Vitamins, minerals and supplements » Take action Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Don't get into these bad winter habits Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rap against obesity Eat Well Your 'winter salad' Avocados are a fantastic source of nutrients and are so easy to include at mealtimes. See all Eat Well » Diet and nutrition How nutritious is your breakfast cereal? With so many cereal packs on the shelves, it might be hard to know which to choose from. DietDoc zooms in on the nutritional value of six of South Africa's favourite instant cereal brands. See all Diet and nutrition » Food safety Viagra allegedly found in Chinese liquor products In the latest food-safety scare in China, police are investigating two distillers whose liquor products allegedly contain Viagra. See all Food safety » Safe Sex 9 Sex questions Can partners be hurt by piercings, can desire survive a big age-gap, and how much do you know about vasectomies? The Sexologist deals with some very real questions. See all Safe Sex » advertisement From our sponsors Hydration is vital all year round Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!