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#Obesity

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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 192,030 Views 63 Comments

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

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 16,817 Views 41 Comments

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

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 16,068 Views 64 Comments

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

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 7,957 Views 70 Comments

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

'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 12,861 Views 52 Comments

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

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 14,218 Views 83 Comments

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

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

Sep 22nd 2016, 9:47 AM 30,798 Views 184 Comments

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests
# Shedding The Pounds
# Shedding The Pounds

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests

Sep 1st 2016, 10:42 PM 49,631 Views 71 Comments

“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,300 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"
# Research
# Research

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"

Aug 21st 2016, 12:30 PM 24,044 Views 26 Comments

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, affecting approximately 600 million people worldwide.

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:15 PM 14,901 Views 80 Comments

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

Children are drinking too many sports drinks
# Sports Drinks
# Sports Drinks

Children are drinking too many sports drinks

Jul 2nd 2016, 11:30 AM 11,671 Views 46 Comments

A survey from Cardiff University School of Dentistry found 89% of children consume the drinks, with 68% doing so regularly.

Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"
# Children
# Children

Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"

Jun 15th 2016, 6:20 AM 8,204 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation will launch its Who’s Feeding The Kids Online study into the marketing habits of top global brands later on this morning.

PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland
# War On Obesity
# War On Obesity

PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland

May 12th 2016, 5:27 PM 33,598 Views 84 Comments

One expert said the plan could “be one of the major tipping points in Ireland’s obesity problem.”

Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese

May 7th 2016, 8:30 PM 16,715 Views 37 Comments

The study followed 24,000 women.

Study follows aftermath of The Biggest Loser - shows incredible difficulty contestants have in keeping weight off
# Body Betrayal
# Body Betrayal

Study follows aftermath of The Biggest Loser - shows incredible difficulty contestants have in keeping weight off

May 3rd 2016, 2:53 PM 28,686 Views 24 Comments

Danny Cahill, winner of the reality show in 2009, lost 239 pounds in seven months. Since then he has regained over 100 pounds.

Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones'
# Sweets Out For School
# Sweets Out For School

Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones'

Apr 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 25,722 Views 64 Comments

Kate Guerin said she is concerned that children are given too many treats in school.

'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health'

Apr 16th 2016, 8:00 AM 10,682 Views 19 Comments

Former world champion Eamonn Coghlan on his continued quest to tackle Ireland’s obesity epidemic.

Poll: Should there be a Food Minister to tackle obesity?
# You Are What You Eat
# You Are What You Eat

Poll: Should there be a Food Minister to tackle obesity?

Apr 14th 2016, 7:00 PM 14,987 Views 109 Comments

Darina Allen has called on the government to appoint one.

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

Apr 11th 2016, 1:00 AM 50,466 Views 69 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

'The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall'
# Hitting Out
From The42
# Hitting Out

'The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall'

Feb 18th 2016, 8:06 AM 33,173 Views 41 Comments

Former Dublin football captain Paddy Christie has accused the Government of contributing to the obesity epidemic currently gripping the country.

Men looking to have children should start losing weight
# Eating For Two
# Eating For Two

Men looking to have children should start losing weight

Dec 26th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,008 Views 6 Comments

Sperm carries information about a father’s weight.

Here's why we need to stop fat-shaming
# Opinion
# Opinion

Here's why we need to stop fat-shaming

Dec 24th 2015, 9:00 AM 1,049 Views 73 Comments

Making individuals feel guilty and inadequate for their inability to control their weight will only make matters worse, writes Maeve Halpin.

Ireland found to be the second least ignorant nation... beaten out by these guys
# Edged Out
# Edged Out

Ireland found to be the second least ignorant nation... beaten out by these guys

Dec 2nd 2015, 11:33 AM 22,903 Views 43 Comments

We were beaten only by South Korea when it comes to how much we know about social realities.

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

Nov 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 526 Views 169 Comments

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini
# Transformation
# Transformation

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini

Oct 20th 2015, 10:40 AM 46,969 Views 26 Comments

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
# It's A No Go
# It's A No Go

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

Oct 13th 2015, 4:20 PM 8,497 Views 27 Comments

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors
# Obesity
# Obesity

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors

Oct 12th 2015, 10:47 AM 12,010 Views 19 Comments

Currently there are just two such clinics – at St Colmcille’s in Loughlinstown and at University Hospital Galway.

Oranges could be as good for overweight people's hearts as exercise
# Orange You Surprised
# Orange You Surprised

Oranges could be as good for overweight people's hearts as exercise

Sep 12th 2015, 2:00 PM 19,207 Views 17 Comments

According to new research, anyway.

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated
# Obesity
# Obesity

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Aug 17th 2015, 8:07 PM 18,464 Views 19 Comments

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity
# Diet Coke
# Diet Coke

Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity

Aug 10th 2015, 5:06 PM 85,813 Views 39 Comments

A leading cardiologist says that’s not true at all.

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun
# Sugar On The Side
# Sugar On The Side

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun

Jul 28th 2015, 3:37 PM 16,749 Views 27 Comments

But it’s making some changes to the drinks it sells to children.

This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife
# Inspirational
# Inspirational

This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife

Jul 24th 2015, 10:18 PM 29,397 Views 47 Comments

Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

Jul 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 224 Views 43 Comments

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?
# Unhappy Meals
# Unhappy Meals

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

Jul 6th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,276 Views 67 Comments

A TD says Ireland should follow San Francisco’s lead on the issue.

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less
# Opinion
# Opinion

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

Jun 30th 2015, 4:20 PM 159 Views 21 Comments

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Jun 24th 2015, 4:30 PM 70 Views 34 Comments

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Jun 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 435 Views 68 Comments

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say
# Risks
# Risks

Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say

May 28th 2015, 1:01 PM 11,206 Views 40 Comments

A new academic review warns that babies born to obese mothers face bigger risks during pregnancy.

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking
# Health Issue
# Health Issue

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

May 15th 2015, 6:28 PM 12,194 Views 56 Comments

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.