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# obesity - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter Weighty Issue

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.

# obesity - Monday 5 January, 2015

An "imaginary meal" pill could help fight obesity

The pill is like a “relay race”, researchers say.

'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.

# obesity - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Take it easy with the feasting this Christmas - you might not be as fit as you think

Lots of Irish people are kidding themselves when it comes to their weight and diet.

# obesity - Saturday 13 December, 2014

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?

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Being fat is leading to more cancer - particularly for women

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

# obesity - Sunday 16 November, 2014

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.

# obesity - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Opinion: 'Fat shaming' is not the way to encourage healthy eating

Rather than scaremongering children into thinking that eating sweet food will make them (horror of horrors) fat, let’s teach them about being healthy.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits Big Fat Liar

This 'social experiment' sent people on Tinder dates wearing fat suits

The results were somewhat unsurprising.

# obesity - Monday 22 September, 2014

Children eat 140 chocolate bars, 105 tubes of sweets, 36 packets of biscuits and 118 bags of crisps a year

Safefood estimates that 20% of a child’s calorific intake has little or no nutritional value.

# obesity - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines

Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity

# obesity - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Katie Hopkins is putting on three stone 'to prove she's right on fatties' Her Again

Katie Hopkins is putting on three stone 'to prove she's right on fatties'

Inevitably, it’s all for a new TV show.

# obesity - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Friday 18 July, 2014

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

# obesity - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

# obesity - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Large sodas can be sold in New York says court

The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

# obesity - Monday 23 June, 2014

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.

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

# obesity - 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?

Vlog: What can be done to tackle rising obesity in Ireland?

Between 1990 and 2000 the prevalence of obesity in Ireland increased by 67%.

Aaron McKenna: Can we have a ban on banning things, please?

Banning ice cream and caramel Frappuccinos will not solve our obesity problem – we need to get to the root of the what’s causing it.

# obesity - 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.

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.

# obesity - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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”.

# obesity - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

# obesity - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Half-ton Mexican man, once the world's heaviest, dies aged 48

Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds from over 1,200.

# obesity - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Reilly: More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts

The health minister has welcomed an announcement by Tesco to end the practice.

# obesity - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

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.

# obesity - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

# obesity - Monday 7 April, 2014

Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this

Experts say that obesity has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Ireland. Here are tips they shared with us on how to keep your kids healthy and active.

# obesity - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable OMG This post contains a poll

# obesity - Monday 17 March, 2014

This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack Ribsticker This post contains images

This burger joint claims that it can give customers a heart attack

Here’s what it’s like to eat at the Heart Attack Grill. Yes, it’s in Las Vegas.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Thursday 6 March, 2014

How much sugar do you eat everyday? Time to cut it in half

The World Health Organisation is expected to reduce the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily by 50 per cent.

# obesity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year

There’s a strong correlation between weight and income. John Verling asks whether we’re in danger of criminalising being fat while missing the nub of the problem …

# obesity - Monday 24 February, 2014

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.