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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

Learn More – Diabetes

2015-11-30T08:55:50+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"] What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases that involve high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Every cell in your body needs energy to function. A healthy pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. When you eat, insulin is released into your bloodstream. Insulin helps to distribute glucose throughout your body. It also moves excess glucose to your liver for storage. Without insulin to move the glucose around, it builds up your bloodstream. This leaves your cells starved for energy. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include [...]

Learn More – Diabetes 2015-11-30T08:55:50+00:00