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# obese - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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.

# obese - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

# obese - 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.

# obese - Friday 1 April, 2016

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the stories you need to know as you get back to work.

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.

# obese - Thursday 3 December, 2015

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.

# obese - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

# obese - Monday 12 October, 2015

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.

# obese - Monday 27 July, 2015

'I know it's not healthy to be fat. You really, really don’t have to tell me that'

Reacting to journalist Lindy West’s article about being a “fat” bride, a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous says it gave her hope that even if she doesn’t lose weight, she has a future.

# obese - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030

On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese.

# obese - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland cut welfare benefits for obese people?

David Cameron wants to do it – should we do it here?

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people

Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.

# obese - Saturday 24 January, 2015

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.

# obese - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Love your weekend lie-in? It could make you fat

‘Social jetlag’ is also linked to metabolic disorders, inflammation and diabetes.

# obese - Monday 5 January, 2015

'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.

# obese - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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.

# obese - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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

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

# obese - Thursday 3 July, 2014

HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal procedures

Draft recommendations have been published.

# obese - Friday 13 June, 2014

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.

# obese - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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.

# obese - Monday 10 March, 2014

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.

# obese - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

One quarter of primary school children overweight (and 12 per cent saying 'no' to fruit)

Over 1,000 children were surveyed as part of a wide-ranging study carried out by UCC. Clear lifestyle differences were observed amongst children in the ‘overweight’ category.

# obese - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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.

# obese - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

This is what it is like to be a five-year-old in Ireland

Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.

# obese - Monday 23 September, 2013

Is your cat or dog obese? It could be guilty of 'emotional eating'

Just like humans, animals can feel stressed out too sometimes, which could be making them emotional eaters, a study finds.

# obese - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers

Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?

# obese - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Police in Japan bust overweight prostitution service

There’s a market for everything.

# obese - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Poorer women more likely to be obese after childbirth

Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.

# obese - Monday 17 September, 2012

Man who weighs over 34 stone says he's too obese to be executed

Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago.

# obese - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic

Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.