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Examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity. A case study of Khayelitsha in the Western Cape province of South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)
Background: Obesity in South Africa is a critical public health issue. Previously considered a problem of the affluent, obesity is now reported among all populations in South Africa regardless of age, race, gender or ...
Why we eat what we eat: Analysing the effects of gender on food choice amongst adults in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.
(University of Western Cape, 2019)
Multiple studies have explored aspects of food choice; however, few have used a gendered approach. Understanding issues relating to food from a gendered perspective has become crucial in terms of combating and preventing ...
Obesity in Children: Environmental and Parental Influences. The Case Study of Khayelitsha in South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2020)
Overweight and Obesity are conditions of excessive fat accumulation in the body of an individual. Due to the growing prevalence of the obesity epidemic, obesity has become a global public health concern. Overweight among ...
In the best interest of the child: Food choices and body mass index of adult and children living in urban peripheral townships in Cape Town
(University of Western Cape, 2020)
The increase in overweight and obesity worldwide is described as a global health epidemic. A great proportion of this epidemic is now found in low- and middle-income countries with higher levels of prevalence, particularly ...