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Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

Apr 19th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,816 Views 23 Comments

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

Plans to weigh children as they start school
# Weigh-ins
# Weigh-ins

Plans to weigh children as they start school

Apr 14th 2012, 10:34 AM 4,647 Views 54 Comments

Obesity is a problem that is only getting bigger, according to a specialist who addressed the Irish Medical Organisation yesterday.

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity

Apr 6th 2012, 1:49 PM 3,037 Views 18 Comments

One in eight children are now classed as “overweight” in northern Europe and television is contributing, according to a new study.

Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...
# Calorie Count
# Calorie Count

Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...

Feb 27th 2012, 9:52 AM 16,429 Views 57 Comments

New research has found that the average 12-inch pizza can contain more than the total recommended daily calorie intake for one day. Uh-oh.

Dieticians revise calorie calculations: it's now twice as tough to lose weight
# Dieting
From The Daily Edge
# Dieting

Dieticians revise calorie calculations: it's now twice as tough to lose weight

Feb 21st 2012, 9:53 AM 5,306 Views 15 Comments

US scientists say the previous formula – where cutting 500 calories a day meant losing 1lb a week – was too generous.

Infographic: Why you should get more sleep
# Sleep Tight
# Sleep Tight

Infographic: Why you should get more sleep

Jan 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 10,096 Views 19 Comments

Your health, your mood and your sex life are all affected if you don’t catch enough shut-eye.

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign
# Obesity
# Obesity

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

Jan 11th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,383 Views 41 Comments

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

Column: Complementary medicine can help us get healthier - and spend less
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Complementary medicine can help us get healthier - and spend less

Jan 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 220 Views 63 Comments

Many of us are making ourselves sick by the way we choose to live – but complementary medicine can help fix that, argues Avril Ivory.

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

Dec 31st 2011, 7:39 AM 3,094 Views 14 Comments

The levy of around 1c per can is expected to bring in €120million for the French exchequer.

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade
# Health
# Health

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade

Dec 19th 2011, 6:33 PM 4,023 Views 6 Comments

New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.

New more palatable diet pill could be on the way
# Diet Pill
# Diet Pill

New more palatable diet pill could be on the way

Dec 18th 2011, 4:21 PM 3,811 Views 19 Comments

The drug, which has the codename OAP-189, is said to have no side-effects and could be on the market in the next three years.

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:00 PM 39 Views 35 Comments

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows

Dec 2nd 2011, 8:55 AM 1,963 Views 20 Comments

Latest figures showed children from disadvantaged backgrounds were more likely to have weight problems.

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable
# Pizza
# Pizza

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Nov 17th 2011, 5:13 PM 289,354 Views 190 Comments

Yes, really.

Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Thursday

Nov 10th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,830 Views 3 Comments

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools
# Obesity
# Obesity

Fast-food outlets could be banned near schools

Nov 10th 2011, 11:52 AM 1,822 Views 99 Comments

The Government is considering restrictions on takeaways, after a report revealed one in four Irish children is overweight.

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists
# Dentists
# Dentists

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Nov 10th 2011, 7:15 AM 579 Views 6 Comments

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

Fast food most popular with middle-income families - study
# Obesity
From The Daily Edge
# Obesity

Fast food most popular with middle-income families - study

Nov 8th 2011, 3:25 PM 861 Views 14 Comments

The American study showed that fast-food dining becomes more common as earnings increase from low to middle incomes.

French parliament votes to levy tax on soft drinks
# Soft Drinks
# Soft Drinks

French parliament votes to levy tax on soft drinks

Oct 23rd 2011, 3:52 PM 862 Views 16 Comments

The tax on sugar and artificial sweeteners will add around 2c to the price of a can. The levy will be used to combat obesity.

Column: A sugar tax isn’t just desirable, it’s a necessity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A sugar tax isn’t just desirable, it’s a necessity

Oct 15th 2011, 10:00 AM 141 Views 74 Comments

Ireland faces a looming health crisis – and the government has no choice but to step in, writes Michael O’Shea of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Obesity or stem cell research could win Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Obesity or stem cell research could win Nobel Prize

Oct 2nd 2011, 4:21 PM 927 Views 9 Comments

The first of the 2011 Nobel Prizes will be announced tomorrow. These mice took part in obesity studies in New York, which could win a prize for the scientists involved.

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a fat tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a fat tax?

Oct 2nd 2011, 12:26 PM 4,542 Views 127 Comments

Denmark has become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on high-fat foods. Should Ireland follow suit?

Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’
# Fat Tax
# Fat Tax

Minister rules out prospect of tax on ‘junk food’

Sep 28th 2011, 5:35 PM 821 Views 29 Comments

James Reilly rules out taxing high-fat foods, but is to ask fast food operators to display the calorie counts of meals on their menus.

Government considering sugar tax to tackle obesity
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Government considering sugar tax to tackle obesity

Sep 20th 2011, 9:30 PM 2,797 Views 89 Comments

The Irish Government is considering introducing a sugar tax as one way to address the growing problems of obesity and Type II Diabetes.

Weight management chain opening four new clinics as obesity 'spirals'
# Weight Management
# Weight Management

Weight management chain opening four new clinics as obesity 'spirals'

Aug 21st 2011, 2:38 PM 1,536 Views 18 Comments

Motivation Weight Management will add another four clinics to the 25 it already operates, as millions carry ‘excess weight’.

Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows
# Good Fat
# Good Fat

Skinny children have more 'good fat', study shows

Aug 15th 2011, 10:43 AM 598 Views 5 Comments

Thinner kids are more likely to carry ‘brown fat’ – which helps burn energy instead of storing it.

'Urgent need' for action as diabetes rate doubles in 30 years
# Diabetes
# Diabetes

'Urgent need' for action as diabetes rate doubles in 30 years

Jun 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 381 Views 8 Comments

The increase has been blamed on longer life-expectancy and western-style diets spreading across the world.

Safefood defends its "Stop the Spread" campaign
# Health
# Health

Safefood defends its "Stop the Spread" campaign

Jun 2nd 2011, 5:45 PM 1,252 Views 0 Comments

The anti-obesity campaign has been criticised for being too simplistic, but experts say it can work over time. “Stop the Spread” says that waist size can indicate an obesity problem.

'Eating for two' could carry life-long obesity risk
# Eating For Two
# Eating For Two

'Eating for two' could carry life-long obesity risk

May 18th 2011, 2:55 PM 1,276 Views 0 Comments

Experts have warned that women who overeat during pregnancy may maintain extra weight throughout life – and may also develop high blood pressure.

Free tape measures to identify those "in denial" about their weight
# Health
# Health

Free tape measures to identify those "in denial" about their weight

May 10th 2011, 11:41 AM 3,000 Views 0 Comments

Safefood says a large number of Irish people are in denial about being overweight. It’s hoped that making the public aware of the dangers of a few extra pounds will act as a wake-up call.

Obesity on the rise in Ireland, survey shows
# Obesity
# Obesity

Obesity on the rise in Ireland, survey shows

Apr 1st 2011, 4:29 PM 1,395 Views 0 Comments

Many adults aren’t eating enough fruit or vegetables and almost two-thirds of men and women are eating more fat than the daily recommended intake.

One in ten adults in the world is obese
# Obesity
# Obesity

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Feb 4th 2011, 1:40 PM 1,203 Views 0 Comments

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.

Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report
# Obesity
# Obesity

Developing world facing ‘obesity epidemic’, says major report

Nov 11th 2010, 4:41 PM 496 Views 0 Comments

The OECD warns that developing countries are getting fatter – and that we should act now to stop a major health crisis.

Weight-loss surgery is good for the economy - surgeons
# Obesity
# Obesity

Weight-loss surgery is good for the economy - surgeons

Sep 8th 2010, 5:50 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

Britain’s Royal College of Surgeons believes that the price of weight-loss surgery is cheaper than paying their benefits for a year.

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