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#Obesity

# 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?

TheJournal.ie’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.

# obesity - Friday 20 November, 2015

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar Opinion This post contains a poll

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

# obesity - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

# obesity - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Oranges could be as good for overweight people's hearts as exercise

According to new research, anyway.

# obesity - Monday 17 August, 2015

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

# obesity - Monday 10 August, 2015

Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don't cause obesity

A leading cardiologist says that’s not true at all.

# obesity - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun

But it’s making some changes to the drinks it sells to children.

# obesity - Friday 24 July, 2015

This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife

Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.

# obesity - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Ice cream wars and the battle of the childhood bulge

This is one mother who’s not backing down.

# obesity - Monday 6 July, 2015

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.

# obesity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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.

# obesity - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

# obesity - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

# obesity - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Obese women should lose weight before pregnancy, TCD researchers say

A new academic review warns that babies born to obese mothers face bigger risks during pregnancy.

# obesity - Friday 15 May, 2015

Most of us don't realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

# obesity - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

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.

# obesity - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

# obesity - Monday 30 March, 2015

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

# obesity - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines

Catherine Noone is worried about rising obesity levels among young people.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Friday 20 February, 2015

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

# obesity - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'

Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.

# obesity - Thursday 5 February, 2015

It's happening: calories will be printed on all menus in restaurants and takeaways

The Health Minister says some salads contain more calories than a burger meal.

# obesity - 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.