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#Obesity

# obesity - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?

May 13th 2021, 9:51 AM 30,958 Views 93 Comments

The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.

# obesity - Thursday 27 August, 2020

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity
# Health
# Health

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity

Aug 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,360 Views 9 Comments

The series of seminars will focus on obesity as a chronic disease, rather than as a lifestyle issue.

# obesity - Monday 27 July, 2020

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity

Jul 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,672 Views 56 Comments

The UK government today asked overweight people to lose five pounds to save the NHS money.

Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary
# Obesity
# Obesity

Lose 5lbs to help save the NHS money, says UK Health Secretary

Jul 27th 2020, 7:54 AM 23,520 Views 31 Comments

Cabinet minister Matthew Hancock has set the target as the Government prepares to unveil its obesity crackdown.

# obesity - Monday 11 May, 2020

Doctors warn against obesity patient 'stigma' in post-pandemic health system
# Metabolic Health
# Metabolic Health

Doctors warn against obesity patient 'stigma' in post-pandemic health system

May 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,173 Views 65 Comments

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism has warned that obesity patients need access to care in the weeks to come.

# obesity - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'

Nov 26th 2019, 2:43 PM 9,810 Views 47 Comments

Complaints made by the Irish Heart Foundation regarding numerous adverts have been published by the ASAI.

# obesity - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,439 Views 74 Comments

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?

Nov 12th 2019, 8:32 AM 22,729 Views 57 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.

# obesity - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 84,940 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# obesity - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Childhood obesity report calls for ban on vending machines in schools and 'No Fry Zones'

Childhood obesity report calls for ban on vending machines in schools and 'No Fry Zones'

Nov 15th 2018, 10:29 AM 15,923 Views 32 Comments

The report also recommends stricter regulations on broadcast media around the advertising of junk-food.

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

Nov 15th 2018, 9:08 AM 22,143 Views 62 Comments

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

# obesity - Monday 12 November, 2018

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer
# Natural Killer Cells
# Natural Killer Cells

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Nov 12th 2018, 5:42 PM 34,286 Views 19 Comments

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

# obesity - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,108 Views 31 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# obesity - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?

Aug 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 28,110 Views 89 Comments

There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks but no official age restriction.

# obesity - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease
# Obesity Paradox
# Obesity Paradox

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

May 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 11,590 Views 12 Comments

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,863 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# obesity - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn
# Heavy Warning
# Heavy Warning

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

May 23rd 2018, 9:42 PM 10,342 Views 56 Comments

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

# obesity - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?
# Column
# Column

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?

May 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 19,911 Views 89 Comments

I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.

# obesity - Sunday 18 February, 2018

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower
# Like A Duvk
# Like A Duvk

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

Feb 18th 2018, 12:01 PM 19,990 Views 25 Comments

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

# obesity - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Obesity: 'We have gained one pound a year over the past twenty years'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Obesity: 'We have gained one pound a year over the past twenty years'

Nov 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,610 Views 26 Comments

Parenting is tougher than ever these days, but we can be tougher as parents, writes Dr John Sharry.

# obesity - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,047 Views 34 Comments

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# obesity - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

Oct 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 17,312 Views 31 Comments

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

# obesity - Thursday 26 October, 2017

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
# Column
# Column

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

Oct 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,013 Views 37 Comments

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

# obesity - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

Oct 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,118 Views 34 Comments

PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.

# obesity - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10
# Global Problem
# Global Problem

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Oct 11th 2017, 7:56 AM 32,654 Views 93 Comments

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

# obesity - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 62,269 Views 81 Comments

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# obesity - Thursday 5 October, 2017

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions
# Bariatric Surgery
# Bariatric Surgery

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions

Oct 5th 2017, 12:15 AM 21,960 Views 61 Comments

A group of doctors say that, for many people, prevention methods are already too late and other interventions are needed.

# obesity - Monday 24 July, 2017

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people
# Obesity
# Obesity

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people

Jul 24th 2017, 7:13 AM 11,685 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is on course to become the fattest nation in Europe within 10 years.

# obesity - Monday 12 June, 2017

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Jun 12th 2017, 10:30 PM 13,962 Views 40 Comments

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

# obesity - Friday 2 June, 2017

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds
# Get Active
# Get Active

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds

Jun 2nd 2017, 2:58 PM 8,685 Views 14 Comments

Researchers examined the lifestyles of over 12,000 children in the UK.

# obesity - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?
# Stigma
# Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

May 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 18,653 Views 56 Comments

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# obesity - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

May 17th 2017, 8:44 AM 9,872 Views 21 Comments

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# obesity - Friday 6 January, 2017

Gastric bypass surgery helps obese teens keep weight off but can lead to more surgery
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Gastric bypass surgery helps obese teens keep weight off but can lead to more surgery

Jan 6th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,021 Views 18 Comments

Some suffered vitamin deficiencies.

# obesity - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight
# Diet
# Diet

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

Jan 4th 2017, 12:50 PM 18,348 Views 32 Comments

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

# obesity - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)
# Obesity
# Obesity

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 184,817 Views 62 Comments

Fruit and vegetables now comprise the largest shelf on the food pyramid.

# obesity - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)
# CSO
# CSO

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)

Nov 16th 2016, 3:09 PM 16,745 Views 41 Comments

According to new figures from the CSO, almost one in five of us binge drink at least once a week.

# obesity - Monday 7 November, 2016

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools
# No Fry Zone
# No Fry Zone

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

Nov 7th 2016, 7:00 PM 15,890 Views 64 Comments

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

# obesity - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

Oct 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,870 Views 70 Comments

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# obesity - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds
# Obesity
# Obesity

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

Sep 23rd 2016, 3:29 PM 12,764 Views 52 Comments

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

# obesity - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity

Sep 22nd 2016, 5:38 PM 14,089 Views 84 Comments

Advertising to children will also be targeted as part of the plan.

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