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#Obesity

# obesity - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

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 40,374 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 26,800 Views 98 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

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 29,396 Views 83 Comments

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

# obesity - Monday 30 March, 2015

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 15,507 Views 47 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

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 10,211 Views 50 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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 26,528 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 13,858 Views 37 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 20 February, 2015

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 15,757 Views 119 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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 25,026 Views 87 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 5 February, 2015

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 38,099 Views 139 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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 6,071 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.

# obesity - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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 21,314 Views 70 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 5 January, 2015

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 15,390 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 17,653 Views 87 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

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 19,188 Views 14 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 13 December, 2014

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 341 Views 60 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 5 December, 2014

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 9,473 Views 44 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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 8,600 Views 17 Comments

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

# obesity - Sunday 16 November, 2014

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

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Nov 16th 2014, 8:45 AM 69 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.

# obesity - Saturday 18 October, 2014

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 899 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.

# obesity - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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 6,145 Views 12 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 25 September, 2014

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 7,370 Views 22 Comments

The results were somewhat unsurprising.

# obesity - Monday 22 September, 2014

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 16,459 Views 46 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"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 6,987 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

# obesity - Friday 22 August, 2014

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 8,822 Views 11 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 16 August, 2014

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 10,961 Views 4 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 15 August, 2014

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 7,354 Views 30 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 18 July, 2014

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

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

Jul 18th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,537 Views 49 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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 18,220 Views 109 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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 13,256 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.

# obesity - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,614 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 8,684 Views 93 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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 8,863 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 32 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 102 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.

# obesity - Friday 13 June, 2014

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 26,956 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 10,937 Views 33 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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 12,392 Views 99 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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 11,399 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.

# obesity - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

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 30,675 Views 65 Comments

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