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#Obesity

# obesity - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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 10,271 Views 74 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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 265 Views 37 Comments

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

# obesity - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated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Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated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 152 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.

# obesity - Monday 7 April, 2014

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 11,858 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.

# obesity - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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 58,553 Views 44 Comments

Cannot be unseen.

# obesity - Monday 17 March, 2014

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 32,478 Views 51 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 10 March, 2014

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 10,679 Views 50 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 6 March, 2014

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 23,153 Views 55 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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 140 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 …

# obesity - Monday 24 February, 2014

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 9,010 Views 30 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 21 February, 2014

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 607 Views 74 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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 515 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.

# obesity - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

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 9,361 Views 31 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 10 February, 2014

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 7,736 Views 15 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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 1,916 Views 3 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 3 February, 2014

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 16,595 Views 114 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

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 11,385 Views 35 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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 12,422 Views 14 Comments

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

# obesity - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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 2,329 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.

# obesity - Friday 10 January, 2014

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 8,618 Views 6 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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 6,179 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# obesity - Friday 3 January, 2014

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 7,516 Views 29 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 2 December, 2013

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 20,908 Views 57 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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 29,915 Views 38 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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 9,202 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 - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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 10,790 Views 48 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 2 November, 2013

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 7,306 Views 39 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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 8,595 Views 5 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 21 October, 2013

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 9,237 Views 76 Comments

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

# obesity - Sunday 29 September, 2013

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 34,770 Views 44 Comments

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

# obesity - Monday 23 September, 2013

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 6,583 Views 16 Comments

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

# obesity - Friday 20 September, 2013

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 9,116 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”.

# obesity - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

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 4,750 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.

# obesity - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

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 8,058 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.

# obesity - Sunday 30 June, 2013

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

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Jun 30th 2013, 5:30 PM 13,136 Views 49 Comments

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

# obesity - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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 9,641 Views 16 Comments

Curve growth patterns emerge almost from birth, say scientists.

# obesity - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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 6,123 Views 31 Comments

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

# obesity - Saturday 1 June, 2013

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 10,286 Views 93 Comments

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

# obesity - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

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 15,424 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.