It's not uncommon for parents to think that obese children are healthy children. But doctors in Africa are worried that more and more people on the continent are becoming overweight.
In this programme, we ask what's behind the unhealthy trend and what implications it has on the very future of Africa. The show was originally published on our website on 23 January 2011.
Guests: Dr. Shola Mole (Nigeria)
Dr. Mary Limbe, Anne Wanjiru, David Mbuthia, Ruth Ondara (Kenya)
Eliane Horowitz (South Africa)
Delphine Zama (Cameroon)
Producer: Michael Kaloki (Nairobi)
Interviews by: Aveseh Asough (Nigeria) and Sergino Roosblad (South Africa)