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Does obesity affect the brain?

Health problems associated with overweight and obesity are well known – and there might be even more bad news: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

Cheat meals – friend or foe?

Many diets allow for cheat meals in a bid to keep dieters on track. But Dr Greg Venning says they do more harm than good.

Obesity: are our children doomed?

The growing obesity epidemic is putting our children at risk of adult lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, DietDoc warns.

8 reasons to lose weight

Research has shown that losing weight can significantly improve your health. Losing as little as 2.3kg can result in a healthier body.

8 simple diet rules

Make these eight simple diet rules part of your lifestyle and you will be on your way to permanent weight loss, says registered dietician Kim Hoffmann.

Cancer – a metabolic disease

Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. This dreaded disease has become increasingly common all over the world because of our modern lifestyle.

40 percent of SA women are overweight

South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa and ranks among the highest regions in the world in percentages for overweight and obese women.

Top tips to downsize your portions

As portions have supersized over the years, so have our waistlines. Did you know that a large coffee shop muffin can equal up to five slices of bread? Here's help.

No single scapegoat for obesity

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

Garcinia - the latest weight-loss wonder?

Every year a new magic weight-loss ingredient hits the market. The latest one is garcinia cambogia, an exotic fruit extract that promises "dramatic weight loss".

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Dodgy weight-loss pills may slip through as health supplements

The promises of a 'slimmer you' made by over-the-counter pills, potions and drops generally do not materialise,yet the public is forever searching for a get-slim-quick scheme. New proposed regulations could see weight-loss pills slip through as 'health supplements'.

10 kitchen tips to keep you slim

With its fridge and cupboards full of tempting treats, sometimes the kitchen can seem like a dangerous place to be when you’re trying to lose weight.

Why teenagers get fat

South African teenagers are gaining weight at an alarming rate, a crisis that is also seen on a global scale. What are the reasons for adolescent obesity, and is it preventable?

How many greens match a hamburger?

So, fast food generally isn't your best option if you're on a diet. But how many kilojoules are there really in burgers and pizzas? We compared these items to fruit and vegetables.

The big fat lie that fat is bad

Sharksrugby editor Michael Marnewick is a ‘fat is good’ convert and invites you to a screening of Cereal Killers in Durban where you can meet and greet the likes of Bruce Fordyce and Shaun Meiklejohn.

10 ways to burn more kilojoules

Weight loss doesn’t have to involve countless hours sweating the kilojoules off. The simple equation is that you have to use more kilojoules than you consume to lose weight.

’n Tydbom in jou boep?

Metaboliese sindroom is die versamelnaam vir vyf mediese toestande, waaronder vetsug en hoë bloeddruk, wat jou kans op ’n vroeë dood beduidend verhoog. Maar ’n gesonder lewenstyl kan jou lewe red.

Small changes, big results

If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, don’t despair; it does not have to be stressful or complicated! The secret to success is taking one small step at a time.

5 crazy diets you should avoid

Experts have drawn up a list of the five most bizarre and dangerous celeb weight-loss diets that are currently the rage. Here's why you should avoid them.

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