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#Obesity

From TheJournal.ie Childhood obesity report calls for ban on vending machines in schools and 'No Fry Zones'

Childhood obesity report calls for ban on vending machines in schools and 'No Fry Zones'

The report also recommends stricter regulations on broadcast media around the advertising of junk-food.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer Natural Killer Cells

Trinity College scientists discover major link between obesity and how the body fights cancer

Up to 50% of certain cancers are attributed to obesity.

From TheJournal.ie One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?

There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks but no official age restriction.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease Obesity Paradox

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

From TheJournal.ie Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

From TheJournal.ie Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn Heavy Warning

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

From TheJournal.ie Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction? Column

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?

I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower Like A Duvk

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

From TheJournal.ie Obesity: 'We have gained one pound a year over the past twenty years' Opinion

Obesity: 'We have gained one pound a year over the past twenty years'

Parenting is tougher than ever these days, but we can be tougher as parents, writes Dr John Sharry.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

From TheJournal.ie The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough? Column

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

From The42 'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will' Crisis

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.

From TheJournal.ie In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10 Global Problem

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

From TheJournal.ie This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions Bariatric Surgery

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people Obesity

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people

Ireland is on course to become the fattest nation in Europe within 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study Worrying Trend

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds Get Active

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

From TheJournal.ie Gastric bypass surgery helps obese teens keep weight off but can lead to more surgery Weight Loss
From TheJournal.ie Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight Diet

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

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

From TheJournal.ie The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread) Obesity

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

Fruit and vegetables now comprise the largest shelf on the food pyramid.

From TheJournal.ie A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink) CSO

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools No Fry Zone

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds Obesity

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

From TheJournal.ie Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity Obesity

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity

Advertising to children will also be targeted as part of the plan.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

From TheJournal.ie Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests Shedding The Pounds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

From TheJournal.ie There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese" Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

From TheJournal.ie Children are drinking too many sports drinks Sports Drinks

Children are drinking too many sports drinks

A survey from Cardiff University School of Dentistry found 89% of children consume the drinks, with 68% doing so regularly.

From TheJournal.ie Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies" Children

Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"

The Irish Heart Foundation will launch its Who’s Feeding The Kids Online study into the marketing habits of top global brands later on this morning.

From TheJournal.ie PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland War On Obesity

PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland

One expert said the plan could “be one of the major tipping points in Ireland’s obesity problem.”

From TheJournal.ie Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese Pregnancy
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