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Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November
Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November

Globally, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women, resulting in 2.1 million deaths each year. Currently, more than 199 million women are living with diabetes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 3 days ago

Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal
Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal

Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation's 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 2040, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent...

Issued by AstraZeneca 3 days ago

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The 'sportification' of natural products

Consumers are tapping into this trend and the South African sports nutrition market is expected to be worth R812.9 million by 2021...

10 Nov 2017

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The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'
Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'

Controversial scientist and Bantingchampion Tim Noakes is at the centre of a new storm after tweeting that the traditional food pyramid was tantamount to genocide...

By Katharine Child 17 Oct 2017

Is your probiotic gluten-free?
Is your probiotic gluten-free?

As more information about the benefits of probiotic use is becoming increasingly available, Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, stresses the importance of choosing a probiotic that is gluten-free...

Issued by Cipla 16 Oct 2017

Kids are getting fatter
Kids are getting fatter

In the last forty years, the number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has increased tenfold...

16 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city
Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!
National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!

Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. Yet, many of us have lost touch with water...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2017

Rising demand for probiotics in SA
Rising demand for probiotics in SA

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption has resulted in probiotics dominating the vitamin and dietary supplements market...

21 Sep 2017

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More than half of health-conscious people suffer from digestive health problems

More than half (54%) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health-conscious individuals...

Issued by Cipla 15 Sep 2017

Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation
Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation

Implementation of the health promotion levy - previously known as the sugar-sweetened beverages tax - will be delayed until April 2018...

6 Sep 2017

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Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

Six eating habits for healthy kidneys
Six eating habits for healthy kidneys

Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise - one in 10 people globally are affected, and that's every bit as serious as cardiac disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 5 Sep 2017

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Public backs tax on sugary drinks and junk food

Support for the sugar tax has grown in recent months, with a recent survey showing three out of four adult South Africans believe that the government is doing the right thing...

4 Sep 2017

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Study finds large number of South Africans happy to be overweight

The question of whether SA's envisaged sugar tax will positively address obesity levels was thrown into sharp focus by research which revealed an unexpected stumbling block...

29 Aug 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition
Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver...

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy...

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

Dietitian's urge South Africans to 'Eat Fact Not Fiction' June 2017
Dietitian's urge South Africans to 'Eat Fact Not Fiction' June 2017

‘Eat Fact Not Fiction' is the theme of Dietitian's Week 2017, held from 12-16 June, highlighting the important role of dietitians who are able to interpret nutrition science and dietary guidelines in order to customise nutrition advice...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Jun 2017

Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017
Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...

Issued by Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Four myths about diabetes debunked
Four myths about diabetes debunked

Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes...

By Claire Rostron 12 May 2017

How to keep a pulse on your health
How to keep a pulse on your health

If you're a healthy adult and there's nothing to complain about, you likely have no immediate plan to go for a checkup. However, serious conditions can be diagnosed during a checkup...

9 May 2017

ADSA responds to Noakes verdict
ADSA responds to Noakes verdict

The ADSA says its complaint against Tim Noakes was nothing personal, and was out of concern about giving unconventional infant nutrition advice through social media...

24 Apr 2017

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Millennials increase consumption of hyper-functional foods

Hyper-functional foods, which combine natural ingredients with added vitamins and proteins, such as smoothies or fruit-and-nut bars, are gaining in popularity, as are natural and herbal tonics based on trusted recipes...

12 Apr 2017

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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences
New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry
Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages...

23 Feb 2017

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