Obesity

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Tax could offer hope in SA’s obesity crisis

2016-08-24T18:06:12+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] SOUTH AFRICANS are facing health risks because of obesity. This is increasing at an alarming rate as a result of the consumption of sugary drinks. Professor Karen Hofman, director of Priceless South Africa, says the findings of research they have conducted show that inaction over the intake of sugary drinks could lead to a growing obesity epidemic. She says projections indicate that by 2017, there will be an additional 1,2 million obese adults in South Africa, with more than a quarter of this due to increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). [...]

Tax could offer hope in SA’s obesity crisis 2016-08-24T18:06:12+00:00

Many South Africans have been consuming less salt daily since the beginning of the month and didn’t even know it

2016-07-29T11:16:21+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] This is because the new law regulating salt content in food quietly came into effect from June 30 - with little to no fanfare - but inspiring hope in the Public Health Community of SA which said it was confident the fight against obesity and the high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) would be equally prioritised by the government. The amendment to the foodstuff regulations was gazetted in March 2013, giving manufacturers a three-year implementation period to experiment with reformulation and produce lower salt products that were still acceptable to consumers. [...]

Many South Africans have been consuming less salt daily since the beginning of the month and didn’t even know it 2016-07-29T11:16:21+00:00

Obesity Increases Young Adults’ Risk of Kidney Disease

2016-05-27T10:37:17+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Albuminuria, a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally, puts one at increased risk for chronic kidney disease. Obesity in South Africa South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men being classified as overweight or obese. A staggering 40% of women in our country are obese, which means they have a body mass index greater than 30 kg/m2. However, this is no longer just an adult problem, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 [...]

Obesity Increases Young Adults’ Risk of Kidney Disease 2016-05-27T10:37:17+00:00