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Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks
# Obesity
# Obesity

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

May 6th 2015, 7:49 PM 40,682 Views 95 Comments

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030
# Full Irish
# Full Irish

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030

May 6th 2015, 7:28 AM 26,861 Views 97 Comments

On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese.

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

Apr 21st 2015, 9:07 PM 29,414 Views 83 Comments

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so
# You Are What You Eat
# You Are What You Eat

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

Mar 30th 2015, 9:21 PM 15,525 Views 47 Comments

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines
# Step Away From The Treats
# Step Away From The Treats

Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines

Mar 25th 2015, 7:34 PM 10,225 Views 50 Comments

Catherine Noone is worried about rising obesity levels among young people.

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?

Mar 19th 2015, 8:20 AM 26,553 Views 179 Comments

David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people

Mar 19th 2015, 6:01 AM 13,868 Views 37 Comments

Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

Feb 20th 2015, 10:05 AM 15,769 Views 119 Comments

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'
# Obesity
# Obesity

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'

Feb 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 25,264 Views 87 Comments

Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.

It's happening: calories will be printed on all menus in restaurants and takeaways
# Magic Number
# Magic Number

It's happening: calories will be printed on all menus in restaurants and takeaways

Feb 5th 2015, 11:15 PM 38,223 Views 139 Comments

The Health Minister says some salads contain more calories than a burger meal.

Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it's about health, not body image
# Health
# Health

Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it's about health, not body image

Jan 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,090 Views 79 Comments

We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.

Here's why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter
# Weighty Issue
From The Daily Edge
# Weighty Issue

Here's why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter

Jan 21st 2015, 1:00 PM 21,337 Views 70 Comments

An article in the British Medical Journal has kicked off a massive discussion on the way doctors treat fat people.

An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity
# Fat Fighter
# Fat Fighter

An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity

Jan 5th 2015, 8:59 PM 15,401 Views 32 Comments

The pill is like a “relay race”, researchers say.

'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis
# Humiliation
# Humiliation

'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis

Jan 5th 2015, 1:05 PM 17,677 Views 87 Comments

This comes in a new study from Slimming World about the abuse faced.

Take it easy with the feasting this Christmas - you might not be as fit as you think
# Reality Bites
# Reality Bites

Take it easy with the feasting this Christmas - you might not be as fit as you think

Dec 24th 2014, 12:01 AM 19,211 Views 14 Comments

Lots of Irish people are kidding themselves when it comes to their weight and diet.

Opinion: 'Poor people can't cook' remark caused outrage – but consider the facts behind the headlines
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Poor people can't cook' remark caused outrage – but consider the facts behind the headlines

Dec 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 359 Views 60 Comments

Is a quick and cheap story about a rich woman talking down to poor people easier to stomach than the truth?

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time

Dec 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,485 Views 44 Comments

Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.

Being fat is leading to more cancer - particularly for women
# Root Cause
# Root Cause

Being fat is leading to more cancer - particularly for women

Nov 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,610 Views 17 Comments

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?
# Cravings
# Cravings

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Nov 16th 2014, 8:45 AM 82 Views 44 Comments

Treat foods are designed to be attractive to all our senses – and that’s a powerful lure, even for the strong-willed among us.

Opinion: 'Fat shaming' is not the way to encourage healthy eating
# Body Image
# Body Image

Opinion: 'Fat shaming' is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Oct 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 909 Views 107 Comments

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

Ireland's child obesity rate has plateaued and it may begin to fall
# Overweight
# Overweight

Ireland's child obesity rate has plateaued and it may begin to fall

Oct 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,159 Views 12 Comments

Researchers say the plateau in childhood obesity is still unacceptably high.

This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits
# Big Fat Liar
From The Daily Edge
# Big Fat Liar

This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits

Sep 25th 2014, 7:32 AM 7,405 Views 22 Comments

The results were somewhat unsurprising.

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:45 PM 16,475 Views 46 Comments

Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines
# Sugary Drinks
# Sugary Drinks

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 6,997 Views 47 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

Katie Hopkins is putting on three stone 'to prove she's right on fatties'
# Her Again
From The Daily Edge
# Her Again

Katie Hopkins is putting on three stone 'to prove she's right on fatties'

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:45 PM 8,839 Views 11 Comments

Inevitably, it’s all for a new TV show.

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Aug 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,967 Views 4 Comments

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer
# Obesity
# Obesity

Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer

Aug 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 7,363 Views 30 Comments

The biggest study of its kind found that over there are around 12,000 obesity-related cancers a year.

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight
# Obesity
# Obesity

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

Jul 18th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,572 Views 49 Comments

The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people
# St Vincent's
# St Vincent's

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Jul 1st 2014, 4:08 PM 18,232 Views 109 Comments

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court
# Supersize Me
# Supersize Me

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court

Jun 26th 2014, 7:19 PM 13,265 Views 41 Comments

The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,661 Views 66 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks
# Oh Sugar Sugar
# Oh Sugar Sugar

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

Jun 23rd 2014, 11:11 AM 8,696 Views 93 Comments

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Jun 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,874 Views 4 Comments

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

Vlog: What can be done to tackle rising obesity in Ireland?
# Health
# Health

Vlog: What can be done to tackle rising obesity in Ireland?

Jun 14th 2014, 12:00 PM 46 Views 123 Comments

Between 1990 and 2000 the prevalence of obesity in Ireland increased by 67%.

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Jun 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 111 Views 57 Comments

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

Some obese people may not be obese at all - here's how
# Going To Waist
# Going To Waist

Some obese people may not be obese at all - here's how

Jun 13th 2014, 10:34 AM 26,982 Views 90 Comments

Researchers at NUI Maynooth say that there may be a problem with how we measure weight.

How to tackle male obesity? Laughter, diet and being around other men
# Man Up
# Man Up

How to tackle male obesity? Laughter, diet and being around other men

Jun 13th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,958 Views 33 Comments

The research found that changing diet alone can lose more weight than doing more exercise.

A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'
# Whipped Into Shape
# Whipped Into Shape

A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'

Jun 12th 2014, 7:18 AM 12,417 Views 99 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone says that the chimes are an “aggressive form of selling”.

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

May 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,414 Views 47 Comments

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

Half-ton Mexican man, once the world's heaviest, dies aged 48
# Mexico
# Mexico

Half-ton Mexican man, once the world's heaviest, dies aged 48

May 27th 2014, 2:09 PM 30,752 Views 65 Comments

Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds from over 1,200.