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#Obesity

From TheJournal.ie Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year Health

Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year

Costs include healthcare, loss of productivity and work absenteeism.

From TheJournal.ie More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

From TheJournal.ie Obesity time bomb? It has already exploded, says expert Obesity

Obesity time bomb? It has already exploded, says expert

The Obesity Clinic, a new two-part documentary tracking the lives of eight obese patients at a weight management clinic, starts on RTÉ tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries Junk Food

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries

Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

From TheJournal.ie Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer Caledonian Life

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

From TheJournal.ie New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children Advertising

New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children

Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.

From TheJournal.ie Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ? Junk Food

Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?

A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity Obesity

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity

The research was undertaken by Marie Curie Fellow Lydia Lynch at Trinity College Dublin, and showed the importance of ‘iNKT’ cells in managing obesity and diabetes.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

From TheJournal.ie US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables Five A Day

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables

A non profit organisation in the US offers €1 dollar per day prescriptions to low income families so they can afford to buy their five a day.

From TheJournal.ie Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report Calorie Counts

Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report

Dr James Reilly says food businesses have 6 months to introduce scheme on a voluntary basis, or face a compulsory introduction of it.

From The42 GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools Education

GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools

The GAA players body have launched a Community Camp which they hope will lead to recognition of the importance of sport in society.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues? Opinion

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Calorie counts on menus? Not in my restaurant. Opinion

Column: Calorie counts on menus? Not in my restaurant.

The suggestion that all restaurants could display calorie counts is farcical – and it won’t help tackle obesity, argues Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'

77 per cent of police in Rawalpindi are overweight – so the police chief now says waistlines cannot be above 38″.

Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows

Disney says it will no longer be sponsored by junk food.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why. Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.

Kids across the country are seeing their parents spending time, energy and money on yo-yo diets and gimmicks. This isn’t good for them, writes Deirdre Cowman.

From TheJournal.ie New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks Gulp This post contains a poll

New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks

NYC’s major Michael Bloomberg says he wants to ban the drinks from restaurants, cinemas and street stalls.

From TheJournal.ie Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks Cancer

Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks

A significant portion of the Irish population believe wearing a tight bra, a blow to the breasts and mobile phone usage are cancer risks.

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

From TheJournal.ie Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

From TheJournal.ie Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study Obesity

Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study

A new study indicates that women who are overweight are more likely to be passed over for jobs, receive smaller salaries and be given more menial tasks within an oragnisation.

From TheJournal.ie Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

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.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to weigh children as they start school Weigh-ins

Plans to weigh children as they start school

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

From TheJournal.ie Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity Childhood Obesity

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: Why you should get more sleep Sleep Tight

Infographic: Why you should get more sleep

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

From TheJournal.ie Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign Obesity

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Complementary medicine can help us get healthier - and spend less Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie France approves new tax on fizzy drinks Sugar Tax

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade Health

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie New more palatable diet pill could be on the way Diet Pill

New more palatable diet pill could be on the way

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie One in four three-year-olds are overweight, study shows Obesity

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable Pizza

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Yes, really.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Thursday

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