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From TheJournal.ie Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese Healthy Ireland

Three in every five Irish adults are overweight or obese

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

From TheJournal.ie Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso Obesity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Latest research shows Ireland's obesity problem is only getting worse Weighty Issue

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet' Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Malaysia has stopped promoting overweight police officers Fat Cops

Malaysia has stopped promoting overweight police officers

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Overweight bellies are an easy landing pad for people like Katie Hopkins and unthinking politicians' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death Maternal Health

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets - and it's making them fat Modern Life

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Obese people less likely to develop dementia Overweight

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

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

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 '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.

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

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

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

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 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.

From TheJournal.ie Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants Jumbo Dumbo

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

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 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”.

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