Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
Governments often blame citizens for social outcomes which are the result of their own policies.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Public health education campaigns disregard economic factors.
We've discovered a new protein produced by the liver, and found it helps control blood sugar levels in mice. This could revolutionise the way we treat type 2 diabetes in the future.
Abnormal functioning of the immune system is what characterises severe COVID, and can be driven by diabetes, obesity, sex and age.
The food and beverage industry is increasingly involved in the policymaking process.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
The most effective strategy for reducing obesity will be tailored to each individual.
The human body is built to adapt to the sudden stress of overeating.
The food industry's tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
BMI categories don't give us a full picture of a person's health risk.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
In mice, we found that drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent, or even reverse, the blood vessel damage caused by obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
There is no perfect diet that works for everyone.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.