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South Africans need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages they consume. shutterstock

Obesity: why South Africans need to can soft drinks

With one can of cool drink containing six teaspoons of sugar – your recommended sugar intake for the day – there is a need to reduce the number of sugar-sweetened beverages South Africans consume.
A metrobus driver performs squats at Rio de los Remedios metrobus station in Mexico. To combat growing obesity, lawmakers have introduced a new campaign encouraging physical activity. Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Fitness versus fatness: which matters more?

For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Nicole Arbour takes a dig. (C) YouTube

Fat shaming doesn’t make people any thinner

Dear Fat People video goes viral but it's another sad example of how acceptable it has become to belittle people while pretending it's for their own good.
People queue outside the first KFC restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, which opened last month. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/AAP

How marketers condition us to buy more junk food

By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.

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