n South African Food Review - Fighting our expanding waistlines through our pockets? : health & wellness

Volume 39, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



As a rising player on the world stage, South Africa has a number of firsts and improvements of which we can be proud. Something we should be less satisfied with, however, is our rapidly increasing body mass index (BMI). According to an Imperial College of London study, the mean BMI of South African men has risen from 23.1 to 28.7 between 1980 and 2008.

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