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#Obesity

From TheJournal.ie Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese Pregnancy
From TheJournal.ie Study follows aftermath of The Biggest Loser - shows incredible difficulty contestants have in keeping weight off Body Betrayal

Study follows aftermath of The Biggest Loser - shows incredible difficulty contestants have in keeping weight off

Danny Cahill, winner of the reality show in 2009, lost 239 pounds in seven months. Since then he has regained over 100 pounds.

From TheJournal.ie Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones' Sweets Out For School

Creche owner starts campaign to make Irish schools 'sweets free zones'

Kate Guerin said she is concerned that children are given too many treats in school.

From The42 'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health' Interview

'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health'

Former world champion Eamonn Coghlan on his continued quest to tackle Ireland’s obesity epidemic.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a Food Minister to tackle obesity? You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a Food Minister to tackle obesity?

Darina Allen has called on the government to appoint one.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

From The42 'The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall' Hitting Out

'The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall'

Former Dublin football captain Paddy Christie has accused the Government of contributing to the obesity epidemic currently gripping the country.

From TheJournal.ie Men looking to have children should start losing weight Eating For Two

Men looking to have children should start losing weight

Sperm carries information about a father’s weight.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why we need to stop fat-shaming Opinion

Here's why we need to stop fat-shaming

Making individuals feel guilty and inadequate for their inability to control their weight will only make matters worse, writes Maeve Halpin.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland found to be the second least ignorant nation... beaten out by these guys Edged Out

Ireland found to be the second least ignorant nation... beaten out by these guys

We were beaten only by South Korea when it comes to how much we know about social realities.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar Opinion This post contains a poll

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

From TheJournal.ie 'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini Transformation

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

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

From TheJournal.ie Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed It's A No Go

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Oranges could be as good for overweight people's hearts as exercise Orange You Surprised

Oranges could be as good for overweight people's hearts as exercise

According to new research, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated Obesity

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

From TheJournal.ie Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity Diet Coke

Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity

A leading cardiologist says that’s not true at all.

From TheJournal.ie Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun Sugar On The Side

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun

But it’s making some changes to the drinks it sells to children.

From TheJournal.ie This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife Inspirational

This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife

Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.

From TheJournal.ie Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge Opinion

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

From TheJournal.ie Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

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

From TheJournal.ie The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive? Opinion

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie 'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue' Opinion

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

From TheJournal.ie Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say Risks

Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say

A new academic review warns that babies born to obese mothers face bigger risks during pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking Health Issue

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

From TheJournal.ie Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks Obesity

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

From TheJournal.ie Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030 Full Irish

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030

On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese.

From TheJournal.ie Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

From TheJournal.ie Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

From TheJournal.ie Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines Step Away From The Treats

Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines

Catherine Noone is worried about rising obesity levels among young people.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?

David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people United Kingdom

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people

Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

From TheJournal.ie Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects' Obesity

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'

Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.

From TheJournal.ie It's happening: calories will be printed on all menus in restaurants and takeaways Magic Number

It's happening: calories will be printed on all menus in restaurants and takeaways

The Health Minister says some salads contain more calories than a burger meal.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it's about health, not body image Health

Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it's about health, not body image

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity Fat Fighter

An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity

The pill is like a “relay race”, researchers say.

From TheJournal.ie 'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis Humiliation

'Laughed at by shop assistants': 40% of overweight people abused on a weekly basis

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