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#Obesity

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Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts
# Health
# Health

Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts

May 22nd 2014, 2:12 PM 10,282 Views 74 Comments

The health minister has welcomed an announcement by Tesco to end the practice.

Darina Allen: A shared meal was once the bedrock of family life – its loss is a serious problem for society
# Home Cooking
# Home Cooking

Darina Allen: A shared meal was once the bedrock of family life – its loss is a serious problem for society

May 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 291 Views 37 Comments

Not surprisingly the decline in home cooking closely mirrors the rise in obesity – and it has also undermined our social skills.

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated
# Health
# Health

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

May 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 168 Views 11 Comments

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this
# Move More
# Move More

Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this

Apr 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 11,889 Views 42 Comments

Experts say that obesity has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Ireland. Here are tips they shared with us on how to keep your kids healthy and active.

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable
# OMG
From The Daily Edge
# OMG

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable

Mar 26th 2014, 10:19 AM 58,904 Views 43 Comments

Cannot be unseen.

This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack
# Ribsticker
# Ribsticker

This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack

Mar 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 32,496 Views 51 Comments

Here’s what it’s like to eat at the Heart Attack Grill. Yes, it’s in Las Vegas.

Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising - except at disadvantaged schools
# Health
# Health

Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising - except at disadvantaged schools

Mar 10th 2014, 12:52 PM 10,693 Views 50 Comments

There is concern about the level of overweight among Irish children, as 20 per cent of them are obese.

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half
# Spoonful Of Sugar
# Spoonful Of Sugar

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

Mar 6th 2014, 6:55 PM 23,162 Views 55 Comments

The World Health Organisation is expected to reduce the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily by 50 per cent.

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year
# Fat Of The Land
# Fat Of The Land

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 153 Views 116 Comments

There’s a strong correlation between weight and income. John Verling asks whether we’re in danger of criminalising being fat while missing the nub of the problem …

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children
# Body Talk
# Body Talk

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

Feb 24th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,021 Views 31 Comments

The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.

Column: Positive body image or normalising excess weight? The line for plus-size fashion
# Body Talk
# Body Talk

Column: Positive body image or normalising excess weight? The line for plus-size fashion

Feb 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 615 Views 74 Comments

We need to find a healthy balance regarding body image – and that means not celebrating extreme sizes, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet
# Sweet Tooth
# Sweet Tooth

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet

Feb 15th 2014, 8:00 AM 519 Views 88 Comments

The Department of Education has stopped short of taking a concrete step that would reduce the amount of junk food eaten by children in schools: banning junk food vending machines from schools.

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Feb 11th 2014, 12:11 PM 9,379 Views 31 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

TVs, cars, computers all linked to obesity in poor nations
# Modern Luxuries
# Modern Luxuries

TVs, cars, computers all linked to obesity in poor nations

Feb 10th 2014, 7:35 PM 7,747 Views 15 Comments

People with ‘modern luxuries’ could be putting themselves at risk for diabetes.

UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens
# You Can Do It
From The Daily Edge
# You Can Do It

UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens

Feb 4th 2014, 5:08 PM 1,929 Views 3 Comments

The council say the messages will give them a “effective nudge” to lose weight.

Ireland is eating more fast food as waistlines continue to grow...and grow
# Meat And Two Veg No More
# Meat And Two Veg No More

Ireland is eating more fast food as waistlines continue to grow...and grow

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 16,627 Views 114 Comments

The ‘invisible hand of the market’ promotes obesity worldwide, according to the Irish and American authors of a new global study.

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis
# Concern
# Concern

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

Jan 29th 2014, 11:00 PM 11,399 Views 35 Comments

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight
# Witness The Fitness
# Witness The Fitness

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

Jan 21st 2014, 7:05 AM 12,433 Views 14 Comments

Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.

Jan 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,378 Views 87 Comments

We have the opportunity to develop a course on basic human nutrition, physical education and life skills to young people, other than just playing some games – so let’s take it, writes Steve Doody.

Teens discover whether obesity awareness affects young people's food choices
# Young Sci 2014
# Young Sci 2014

Teens discover whether obesity awareness affects young people's food choices

Jan 10th 2014, 9:30 PM 8,622 Views 6 Comments

The project was part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS this week.

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,186 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

Cases of obesity in developing countries 'more than triples' over 28 years
# Future Diets
# Future Diets

Cases of obesity in developing countries 'more than triples' over 28 years

Jan 3rd 2014, 9:32 AM 7,530 Views 29 Comments

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute details how one in three adults worldwide are now obese.

Small glasses of cordial have up to five cubes of sugar
# Threats Not Treats
# Threats Not Treats

Small glasses of cordial have up to five cubes of sugar

Dec 2nd 2013, 10:31 AM 20,948 Views 57 Comments

Safefood has launched a campaign to encourage parents to give their children water instead of juices and cordials.

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Nov 27th 2013, 3:10 PM 29,927 Views 38 Comments

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

Poll: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland's 'obesity crisis'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland's 'obesity crisis'?

Nov 23rd 2013, 9:39 AM 9,207 Views 108 Comments

A new study says that by 2030, 90 per cent of Irish adults will be overweight. But is enough being done to tackle this?

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in girls
# Health
# Health

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in girls

Nov 5th 2013, 2:05 PM 10,806 Views 48 Comments

Girls in the USA were found to be developing symptoms of puberty at an average age of 9.7 years.

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,317 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Oct 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,607 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

Concern Ireland is 'not far behind the US' for obesity
# Weight
# Weight

Concern Ireland is 'not far behind the US' for obesity

Oct 21st 2013, 2:03 PM 9,274 Views 76 Comments

The news comes as Safefood launched a campaign specifically aimed at tackling childhood obesity.

Here's what the average American man looks like, says artist
# Vital Statistics
# Vital Statistics

Here's what the average American man looks like, says artist

Sep 29th 2013, 5:00 PM 34,930 Views 43 Comments

Nickolay Lamm created constrasting illustrations of men from four countries, using national average measurements.

Is your cat or dog obese? It could be guilty of 'emotional eating'
# Food Is Not Love
# Food Is Not Love

Is your cat or dog obese? It could be guilty of 'emotional eating'

Sep 23rd 2013, 12:13 PM 6,597 Views 16 Comments

Just like humans, animals can feel stressed out too sometimes, which could be making them emotional eaters, a study finds.

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening
# Obesity
# Obesity

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Sep 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 9,133 Views 120 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

Children of obese mothers 35 per cent more like to die early - study
# Health
# Health

Children of obese mothers 35 per cent more like to die early - study

Aug 14th 2013, 9:21 AM 4,755 Views 55 Comments

A joint study by the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University in New York has found that children of overweight mothers are more likely to suffer from heart disease.

Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'

Jul 23rd 2013, 8:37 AM 8,073 Views 51 Comments

Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity
# Research
# Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Jun 30th 2013, 5:30 PM 13,152 Views 49 Comments

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

Obesity can be predicted in two-month old babies
# Health
# Health

Obesity can be predicted in two-month old babies

Jun 12th 2013, 8:15 PM 9,649 Views 16 Comments

Curve growth patterns emerge almost from birth, say scientists.

Poorer women more likely to be obese after childbirth
# Health Issues
# Health Issues

Poorer women more likely to be obese after childbirth

Jun 11th 2013, 9:56 AM 6,132 Views 31 Comments

Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.

How poor countries are now facing obesity epidemics
# Loosen That Belt
# Loosen That Belt

How poor countries are now facing obesity epidemics

Jun 1st 2013, 8:45 AM 10,298 Views 93 Comments

The World Health Organisation has warned that unhealthy food needs to be taxed to divert people from buying it.

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction

May 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 15,439 Views 22 Comments

The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.