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# Obesity

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Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say
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
The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.
Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks
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
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
She has made some people very upset with her comments.
Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so
More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.
Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines
Catherine Noone is worried about rising obesity levels among young people.
Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?
David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?
David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people
Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.
Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?
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'
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
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
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
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
The pill is like a “relay race”, researchers say.
'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis
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
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
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
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
Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.
Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?
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
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
Researchers say the plateau in childhood obesity is still unacceptably high.
This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits
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
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
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'
Inevitably, it’s all for a new TV show.
The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?
Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
Between 1990 and 2000 the prevalence of obesity in Ireland increased by 67%.
Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?
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
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
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'
Senator Catherine Noone says that the chimes are an “aggressive form of selling”.