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# obesity - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# obesity - Thursday 30 November, 2017

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.

# obesity - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

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.

# obesity - Saturday 28 October, 2017

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.

# obesity - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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.

# obesity - Saturday 14 October, 2017

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

# obesity - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which was announced in today’s Budget.

# obesity - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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.

# obesity - Monday 24 July, 2017

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.

# obesity - Monday 12 June, 2017

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.

# obesity - Friday 2 June, 2017

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.

# obesity - Monday 22 May, 2017

'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.

# obesity - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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.

# obesity - Friday 6 January, 2017

# obesity - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

# obesity - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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.

# obesity - Monday 7 November, 2016

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.

# obesity - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

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

# obesity - Friday 23 September, 2016

'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.

# obesity - Thursday 22 September, 2016

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.

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.

# obesity - Thursday 1 September, 2016

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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”.

# obesity - Sunday 21 August, 2016

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

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

# obesity - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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.

# obesity - Saturday 2 July, 2016

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

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.

# obesity - Thursday 12 May, 2016

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.”

# obesity - Saturday 7 May, 2016

# obesity - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

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.

# obesity - Sunday 17 April, 2016

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.

# obesity - Saturday 16 April, 2016

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.

# obesity - Thursday 14 April, 2016

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.

# obesity - Monday 11 April, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland really one of the world's most obese countries?’s FactCheck puts some alarming recent headlines to the test.

# obesity - Thursday 18 February, 2016

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.

# obesity - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Men looking to have children should start losing weight

Sperm carries information about a father’s weight.

# obesity - Thursday 24 December, 2015

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

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.

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