A mixture of grains and crops keeps the doctor away.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Migration to cities has led to increased obesity in Africa.
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can be life-saving, but prevention by adopting healthier diets and lifestyle is even better.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
Ghanaian cancer specialists examine a patient’s scan.
So-called lifestyle diseases such as cancer and heart disease have been rising in Africa, adding to the already huge burden of disease in poor countries. But the research has not kept pace.
Marketers take advantage of the fact that children sometimes can't recognise the difference between product placement and advertising.
If South African consumers were educated on how to read and understand the information on food labels, they may be more willing and capable of making healthier food choices.
Genomic research in Africa will help explain the genetic risk factors of diseases that affect the world’s poorest people.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.