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# obesity - Friday 21 February, 2014

Column: Positive body image or normalising excess weight? The line for plus-size fashion

We need to find a healthy balance regarding body image – and that means not celebrating extreme sizes, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

# obesity - Monday 10 February, 2014

TVs, cars, computers all linked to obesity in poor nations

People with ‘modern luxuries’ could be putting themselves at risk for diabetes.

# obesity - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens You Can Do It

UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens

The council say the messages will give them a “effective nudge” to lose weight.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

# obesity - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight

Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.

# obesity - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.

We have the opportunity to develop a course on basic human nutrition, physical education and life skills to young people, other than just playing some games – so let’s take it, writes Steve Doody.

# obesity - Friday 10 January, 2014

Teens discover whether obesity awareness affects young people's food choices

The project was part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS this week.

# obesity - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# obesity - Friday 3 January, 2014

Cases of obesity in developing countries 'more than triples' over 28 years

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute details how one in three adults worldwide are now obese.

# obesity - Monday 2 December, 2013

Small glasses of cordial have up to five cubes of sugar

Safefood has launched a campaign to encourage parents to give their children water instead of juices and cordials.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Poll: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland's 'obesity crisis'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government do more to tackle Ireland's 'obesity crisis'?

A new study says that by 2030, 90 per cent of Irish adults will be overweight. But is enough being done to tackle this?

# obesity - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in girls

Girls in the USA were found to be developing symptoms of puberty at an average age of 9.7 years.

# obesity - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

# obesity - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

# obesity - Monday 21 October, 2013

Concern Ireland is 'not far behind the US' for obesity

The news comes as Safefood launched a campaign specifically aimed at tackling childhood obesity.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Friday 20 September, 2013

Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening

Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.

# obesity - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Children of obese mothers 35 per cent more like to die early - study

A joint study by the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University in New York has found that children of overweight mothers are more likely to suffer from heart disease.

# obesity - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'

Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.

# obesity - Sunday 30 June, 2013

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

# obesity - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Obesity can be predicted in two-month old babies

Curve growth patterns emerge almost from birth, say scientists.

# obesity - 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.

# obesity - Saturday 1 June, 2013

How poor countries are now facing obesity epidemics

The World Health Organisation has warned that unhealthy food needs to be taxed to divert people from buying it.

# obesity - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction

The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.

# obesity - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service

The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.

# obesity - Monday 15 April, 2013

HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country

Calls have been made for the retail sector to remove vending machines from schools and the watershed for the advertisement of high fat foods to be increased to 9pm.

# obesity - Saturday 13 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

# obesity - Monday 18 February, 2013

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising

The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.

# obesity - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Parents misjudging their children's weight, report shows

An expert from safefood said that assessing children’s body weight should be viewed in the same way as hearing or sight test.

# obesity - Thursday 7 February, 2013

How can Ireland reduce lifestyle-related cancer rates?

A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.

# obesity - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?

Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.

# obesity - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think schools should increase time spent in PE classes?

A new study shows risk factors for heart disease can be found in Irish children as young as 10, so should schools increase time spent on physical activities?

Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study

The study of children from a Dublin primary school showed that 16 had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while six had high cholesterol.

# obesity - Saturday 12 January, 2013

'Healthy flag' for schools could combat obesity, says TD

The flag could be run alongside the Green Flag programme in schools, said Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan.

# obesity - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.