Processed food an obesity risk

Processed food an obesity risk

For Wits University students, healthy food options are relatively limited. Processed food is generally easier to find than healthy food, and it’s high in fat. Professor Nigel Crowther, a chemical pathology researcher, painted a gloomy picture about the obesity risk...
Sugar tax tackles an issue but not the problem

Sugar tax tackles an issue but not the problem

Senior Researcher at Wits Health Consortium says sugar tax is not enough to tackle obesity in South Africa. The proposed sugar tax legislation announced in former finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech earlier this year was meant to tackle the high levels of...