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07 August 2013

A nation of the hungry and obese

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South Africa is heading for a health disaster: more than half the population is living in hunger or at risk of it, while a large percentage of the rest are obese or at risk of developing poor lifestyle-related illnesses.

And more people in their twenties are prone to diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

These are some of the startling findings of an extensive health and nutrition study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)