Published: 22 April 2015
· 49% of South Africans do not exercise
· 71% have never dieted. Most worryingly
· 17% of children under nine are overweight
"What we have found is that obesity is not more prevalent in the lower social class than the upper so it's certainly not a middle class issue. It's an issue facing all of South Africa”
· 78% of obese people and 52% of morbidly obese people regard themselves as somewhat healthy or very healthy. Some 42% have no health concerns and only 47% recognise that exercise and physical fitness are critical.
"People are in denial and don't realise how overweight they are," said Jonathan Girling, GSK vice-president for consumer healthcare
"Unbelievably, when they are overweight they consider themselves as healthy." Jonathan Girling, GSK vice-president for consumer healthcare
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