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#Obesity

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Poor people can't cook' remark caused outrage – but consider the facts behind the headlines Health

Opinion: 'Poor people can't cook' remark caused outrage – but consider the facts behind the headlines

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

From TheJournal.ie 1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time Weight Loss

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time

Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.

From TheJournal.ie Being fat is leading to more cancer - particularly for women Root Cause

Being fat is leading to more cancer - particularly for women

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods? Cravings

Opinion: Are we addicted to certain foods?

Treat foods are designed to be attractive to all our senses – and that’s a powerful lure, even for the strong-willed among us.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Fat shaming' is not the way to encourage healthy eating Body Image

Opinion: 'Fat shaming' is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's child obesity rate has plateaued and it may begin to fall Overweight

Ireland's child obesity rate has plateaued and it may begin to fall

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

This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits

The results were somewhat unsurprising.

From TheJournal.ie Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year Childhood Obesity

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year

Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.

From TheJournal.ie "Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines Sugary Drinks

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

Katie Hopkins is putting on three stone 'to prove she's right on fatties'

Inevitably, it’s all for a new TV show.

From TheJournal.ie The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

From TheJournal.ie Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer Obesity

Study of over 5 million confirms obesity link to cancer

The biggest study of its kind found that over there are around 12,000 obesity-related cancers a year.

From TheJournal.ie 80% of Irish over 50s are overweight Obesity

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people St Vincent's

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Large sodas can be sold in New York says court Supersize Me

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court

The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

From TheJournal.ie Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools? Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks Oh Sugar Sugar

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

From TheJournal.ie First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

From TheJournal.ie Vlog: What can be done to tackle rising obesity in Ireland? Health

Vlog: What can be done to tackle rising obesity in Ireland?

Between 1990 and 2000 the prevalence of obesity in Ireland increased by 67%.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please? Childhood Obesity

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

From TheJournal.ie Some obese people may not be obese at all - here's how Going To Waist

Some obese people may not be obese at all - here's how

Researchers at NUI Maynooth say that there may be a problem with how we measure weight.

From TheJournal.ie How to tackle male obesity? Laughter, diet and being around other men Man Up

How to tackle male obesity? Laughter, diet and being around other men

The research found that changing diet alone can lose more weight than doing more exercise.

From TheJournal.ie A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue' Whipped Into Shape

A Fine Gael senator wants to regulate ice-cream van chimes, but says 'it's about a bigger issue'

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe Epidemic

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

From TheJournal.ie Half-ton Mexican man, once the world's heaviest, dies aged 48 Mexico

Half-ton Mexican man, once the world's heaviest, dies aged 48

Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds from over 1,200.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts Health

Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Darina Allen: A shared meal was once the bedrock of family life – its loss is a serious problem for society Home Cooking

Darina Allen: A shared meal was once the bedrock of family life – its loss is a serious problem for society

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated Health

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this Move More

Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this

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.

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable OMG This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack Ribsticker This post contains images

This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack

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

From TheJournal.ie Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising - except at disadvantaged schools Health

Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising - except at disadvantaged schools

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

From TheJournal.ie How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half Spoonful Of Sugar

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year Fat Of The Land

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year

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 …

From TheJournal.ie Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children Body Talk

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Positive body image or normalising excess weight? The line for plus-size fashion Body Talk

Column: Positive body image or normalising excess weight? The line for plus-size fashion

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

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet Sweet Tooth

Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools Junk Food

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

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

From TheJournal.ie TVs, cars, computers all linked to obesity in poor nations Modern Luxuries

TVs, cars, computers all linked to obesity in poor nations

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