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Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese
# Healthy Ireland
# Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

Nov 20th 2019, 7:02 AM 19,996 Views 35 Comments

The number of smokers in Ireland has fallen again, with 17% of the nation smoking according to the latest Healthy Ireland survey.

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 96,027 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,950 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

Nov 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,095 Views 34 Comments

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions
# Bariatric Surgery
# Bariatric Surgery

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions

Oct 5th 2017, 12:15 AM 22,012 Views 61 Comments

A group of doctors say that, for many people, prevention methods are already too late and other interventions are needed.

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
# Global Study
# Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

Sep 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,971 Views 23 Comments

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds
# Get Active
# Get Active

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds

Jun 2nd 2017, 2:58 PM 8,754 Views 12 Comments

Researchers examined the lifestyles of over 12,000 children in the UK.

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?
# Stigma
# Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

May 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 19,026 Views 54 Comments

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'

May 4th 2017, 11:51 AM 22,289 Views 79 Comments

A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight
# Diet
# Diet

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

Jan 4th 2017, 12:50 PM 18,538 Views 32 Comments

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)
# CSO
# CSO

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)

Nov 16th 2016, 3:09 PM 16,817 Views 41 Comments

According to new figures from the CSO, almost one in five of us binge drink at least once a week.

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests
# Shedding The Pounds
# Shedding The Pounds

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests

Sep 1st 2016, 10:42 PM 49,631 Views 71 Comments

“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"
# Research
# Research

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"

Aug 21st 2016, 12:30 PM 24,044 Views 26 Comments

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, affecting approximately 600 million people worldwide.

Blind woman 'heartbroken' after guide dog was taken away for being overweight
# Cork
# Cork

Blind woman 'heartbroken' after guide dog was taken away for being overweight

Jul 28th 2016, 10:18 PM 38,568 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Guide Dogs said they hope to reunite the pair once the dog loses weight.

Latest research shows Ireland's obesity problem is only getting worse
# Weighty Issue
# Weighty Issue

Latest research shows Ireland's obesity problem is only getting worse

Apr 1st 2016, 7:39 AM 25,024 Views 120 Comments

A new study from The Lancet said that this will occur by 2025. Men in Ireland have the highest BMI in Europe.

'We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet'
# Column
# Column

'We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet'

Mar 15th 2016, 12:00 PM 1,320 Views 36 Comments

The battle in Marino over pear trees is an example of how we need to think outside the box when it comes to food education, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly
# Column
# Column

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly

Feb 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 6,905 Views 214 Comments

Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.

Malaysia has stopped promoting overweight police officers
# Fat Cops
# Fat Cops

Malaysia has stopped promoting overweight police officers

Jan 14th 2016, 6:07 AM 9,450 Views 16 Comments

Police will now have to pass a fitness test before they can rise up the ranks.

'Overweight bellies are an easy landing pad for people like Katie Hopkins and unthinking politicians'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Overweight bellies are an easy landing pad for people like Katie Hopkins and unthinking politicians'

Dec 4th 2015, 6:32 PM 1,403 Views 70 Comments

Hatred for overweight people often borders on sadistic and the body-shaming cards handed out on the London tube prove it, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death
# Maternal Health
# Maternal Health

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,499 Views 16 Comments

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini
# Transformation
# Transformation

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini

Oct 20th 2015, 10:40 AM 46,962 Views 26 Comments

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors
# Obesity
# Obesity

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors

Oct 12th 2015, 10:47 AM 12,010 Views 19 Comments

Currently there are just two such clinics – at St Colmcille’s in Loughlinstown and at University Hospital Galway.

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated
# Obesity
# Obesity

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Aug 17th 2015, 8:07 PM 18,464 Views 21 Comments

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?
# Unhappy Meals
# Unhappy Meals

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

Jul 6th 2015, 6:05 AM 18,268 Views 68 Comments

A TD says Ireland should follow San Francisco’s lead on the issue.

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less
# Opinion
# Opinion

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

Jun 30th 2015, 4:20 PM 159 Views 20 Comments

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

Police chief tells overweight officers: You shouldn't be 'waddling down the road'
# Fitness Tests
# Fitness Tests

Police chief tells overweight officers: You shouldn't be 'waddling down the road'

Jun 2nd 2015, 3:11 PM 14,683 Views 23 Comments

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said officers should lose weight or else risk losing their jobs.

Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets - and it's making them fat
# Modern Life
# Modern Life

Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets - and it's making them fat

Apr 20th 2015, 10:13 AM 11,537 Views 21 Comments

Parents are being urged to make kids’ bedrooms ‘screen-free zones’.

Obese people less likely to develop dementia
# Overweight
# Overweight

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

Apr 10th 2015, 11:30 AM 9,638 Views 18 Comments

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

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 6,091 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.

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 21,337 Views 70 Comments

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

'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 17,678 Views 91 Comments

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

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 361 Views 60 Comments

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

7 in 10 Irish men are overweight or obese but they're less likely to diet than women
# Men's Health
# Men's Health

7 in 10 Irish men are overweight or obese but they're less likely to diet than women

Dec 9th 2014, 3:56 PM 8,384 Views 46 Comments

Report finds men’s food choices are dictated by taste, habit and convenience.

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

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Nov 16th 2014, 8:45 AM 83 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.

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 6,159 Views 12 Comments

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

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants
# Jumbo Dumbo
# Jumbo Dumbo

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,057 Views 6 Comments

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

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

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,664 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.

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 26,982 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 10,959 Views 33 Comments

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'
# 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 12,420 Views 99 Comments

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

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