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More than half of all adults in South Africa are overweight or obese, with obesity rates expected to increase a further 10% by 2030.1 The World Health Organisation estimates that this statistic is even higher in South African women, with as many as 68% of those who are classified as overweight or obese being women.2

Besides the negative psychological effects associated with poor body image, which include anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem3, millions of people suffer from weight-related diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and certain cancers.1

Many people approach weight loss on their own, yet treating obesity is complex, and knowing what type of eating and exercise plan to follow can be overwhelming. With so much of our lives becoming digital, using technology to access tools to help patients on their weight loss journey can provide helpful information, guidance and support.4

iLiveLite is one such tool, a weight loss support hub that offers sustainable weight management tools for people who struggle to reach and maintain a healthy weight. This weight loss portal from iNova Pharmaceuticals provides medically accurate guidance and information including the science behind weight loss, as well as access to healthy meal and exercise plans devised by qualified health care specialists.

At no cost, you can learn about how to read food labels, start an exercise and food diary and learn how to take proper measurements. The site also provides access to healthy nutritious recipes as added support.

Don't put off for tomorrow, or Monday, when you can start today! Go to for more information, to check your BMI and weight circumference and get access to professionally developed dietary guidelines and other tools.

Speak to your doctor for advice about how to lose weight, and about how South Africa's leading prescription appetite suppressant may be able to assist you.5 Don't delay making potentially lifesaving improvements to your health and start your journey with today.

DISCLAIMER: This editorial has been commissioned and brought to you by iNova Pharmaceuticals. This editorial has content that includes independent comments and opinions from independent healthcare providers and are the opinions and experiences of that particular healthcare provider which are not necessarily that of iNova Pharmaceuticals.

Content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

Further information is available on request from iNova Pharmaceuticals. Name and business address: iNova Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd. Co. Reg. No. 1952/001640/07. 15E Riley Road, Bedfordview. Tel. No. 011 087 0000. IN4391/23.


  • 1. Boachie M. Obesity costs South Africa billions. University of the Witwatersrand (2022) at (website accessed 25 May 2023)
  • 2. Health-E News. Obecity Index: Capetonians Carry Least Weight (2023) at (website accessed 25 May 2023)
  • 3. Ren, L et al. Body image as risk factor for emotional and behavioural problems among Chinese Adolescents. BMC Health (2018) at (website accessed 25 May 2023).
  • 4. Hinchliffe, N. The Potential Role of Digital Health in Obesity Care. Advances in Therapy (2022) at (website accessed 01 June 2023).
  • 5. Impact Rx – April 2023.