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ANC MP's fashion dress goes viral for all the wrong reasons

At the State Of The Nation Address, ANC MP Thandile Sunduza wore a rather remarkable dress on the red carpet that made social media go mental. She became an overnight Twitter sensation — for all the wrong reasons.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Study urges heavy diet drink users to watch food intake

Baltimore - The image of an obese person ordering a mega-meal at a restaurant and washing it down with a diet soda may not be too far removed from the notion that people may rely too heavily on diet drinks for weight control, a recent study indicates.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

Some Starbucks coffee products contains 11 teaspoons of sugar

London - It is well known that a can of Coca Cola contains a lot of sugar, nine teaspoons in one can to be precise, but many other products on the shelves of our supermarkets also have very high levels of sugar.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 7 comments

One in three people overweight

According to figures just released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) almost 1 billion people in the developing world are overweight.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Father blames himself for fat children

Daan Schoeman believes that as a parent he has assassinated his sons' bodies with his family's lifestyle and diet. His son Kevin once weighed 145 kg at age 19.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Why obese mothers may be giving their newborns heart disease

A new study revealed obese and overweight mothers may be unknowingly giving their babies heart disease. Researchers found arterial thickening of these babies' hearts.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

How being fat can make you happy

A study discovered that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression. Previous studies of families have found 40 percent of the risk of depression comes from genetics, the researchers said.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 7 comments

New 'food fight' against obesity launched by Ontario doctors

Doctors in Ontario want to dissuade the public from buying junk foods and calorie laden drinks, like pop, by imposing new rules that would require new warning labels on the packaging, similar to the graphics seen on cigarette packs.

More than one-third of US adults are obese

The latest data from the US CDC indicates that over one-third of US adults are obese. In relation to different groups, the highest rates are amongst non-Hispanic blacks with almost 50% of the population classed as obese.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Obesity can be damaging to kids and parents

Obesity has of late emerged a popular subject of studies. However, most of these studies have found severe implications for obese mothers and their kids. In one such study, it was found that infants of obese mothers are slow developers.
In the Media by Ajit Jha
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