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# bmi - 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.

# bmi - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 Fit and healthy, but clinically obese: The problem with body mass index Column

Fit and healthy, but clinically obese: The problem with body mass index

BMI has good utility in measuring health and disease risk in larger populations, but it alone does not determine your individual health,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

# bmi - Friday 10 April, 2015

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

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

# bmi - Friday 5 December, 2014

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.

# bmi - Friday 15 August, 2014

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.

# bmi - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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?

# bmi - Monday 3 February, 2014

Ireland is eating more fast food as waistlines continue to grow...and grow

The ‘invisible hand of the market’ promotes obesity worldwide, according to the Irish and American authors of a new global study.

# bmi - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Here's what the average American man looks like, says artist

Nickolay Lamm created constrasting illustrations of men from four countries, using national average measurements.

# bmi - Friday 4 May, 2012

BMI Baby to end some flights to Ireland West Airport

The airline is to cease flights between the former Knock Airport and Birmingham from June.

# bmi - Monday 22 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Putting on weight? That could be marriage... or divorce Love And Marriage

Putting on weight? That could be marriage... or divorce

New research suggests both marriage and divorce can affect your waistline.

# bmi - Friday 4 February, 2011

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.

# bmi - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Bye, bye BMI...

…hello BVI? UK researchers believe they have found a more accurate way to identify obesity called the ‘Body Volume Index’.