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#Obesity

# obesity - Sunday 9 December, 2012

9 dieting gimmicks you should stop wasting money on

No, really, put down those toning shoes.

# obesity - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.

# obesity - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

# obesity - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Obesity costs Ireland over €1.1 billion per year

Costs include healthcare, loss of productivity and work absenteeism.

# obesity - Monday 19 November, 2012

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

# obesity - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

# obesity - Monday 12 November, 2012

Obesity time bomb? It has already exploded, says expert

The Obesity Clinic, a new two-part documentary tracking the lives of eight obese patients at a weight management clinic, starts on RTÉ tonight.

# obesity - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries

Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.

# obesity - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

# obesity - Friday 12 October, 2012

New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children

Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.

# obesity - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?

A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.

# obesity - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity

The research was undertaken by Marie Curie Fellow Lydia Lynch at Trinity College Dublin, and showed the importance of ‘iNKT’ cells in managing obesity and diabetes.

# obesity - Saturday 28 July, 2012

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: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.

# obesity - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US doctors write prescriptions for vegetables

A non profit organisation in the US offers €1 dollar per day prescriptions to low income families so they can afford to buy their five a day.

# obesity - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Calorie counts should be displayed on menus, says report

Dr James Reilly says food businesses have 6 months to introduce scheme on a voluntary basis, or face a compulsory introduction of it.

From The42 GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools Education

GPA chief Farrell seeks reassessment of PE status in schools

The GAA players body have launched a Community Camp which they hope will lead to recognition of the importance of sport in society.

# obesity - Monday 2 July, 2012

Column: Why are we so pass-remarkable on weight issues?

We are all aware that discrimination on the basis of race, creed or sexual preference is unacceptable, writes Lisa McInerney, so why is someone’s BMI fair game?

# obesity - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Column: Calorie counts on menus? Not in my restaurant.

The suggestion that all restaurants could display calorie counts is farcical – and it won’t help tackle obesity, argues Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne.

# obesity - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# obesity - Monday 18 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force' Better Shape Up

Pakistan tells pot-bellied police: 'Go on a diet, or quit the force'

77 per cent of police in Rawalpindi are overweight – so the police chief now says waistlines cannot be above 38″.

# obesity - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows JUNK FOOD BAN

Disney bans junk food ads on kids' TV shows

Disney says it will no longer be sponsored by junk food.

# obesity - Friday 1 June, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.

Kids across the country are seeing their parents spending time, energy and money on yo-yo diets and gimmicks. This isn’t good for them, writes Deirdre Cowman.

# obesity - Thursday 31 May, 2012

New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks Gulp This post contains a poll

New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks

NYC’s major Michael Bloomberg says he wants to ban the drinks from restaurants, cinemas and street stalls.

# obesity - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks

A significant portion of the Irish population believe wearing a tight bra, a blow to the breasts and mobile phone usage are cancer risks.

# obesity - Thursday 24 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman PIZZA SLICE

Pizza is not a vegetable says Congressman

The SLICE Act aims to counter US Congress’ ruling that pizza is a vegetable.

# obesity - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# obesity - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Overweight women face workplace discrimination - study

A new study indicates that women who are overweight are more likely to be passed over for jobs, receive smaller salaries and be given more menial tasks within an oragnisation.

# obesity - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Health Committee to discuss ways of tackling childhood obesity through sport

The Committee will hear proposals on how to tackle childhood obesity following the major report highlighting that one in four three-year-olds in Ireland today is overweight.

# obesity - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Plans to weigh children as they start school

Obesity is a problem that is only getting bigger, according to a specialist who addressed the Irish Medical Organisation yesterday.

# obesity - Friday 6 April, 2012

Creches 'should ban television' to combat childhood obesity

One in eight children are now classed as “overweight” in northern Europe and television is contributing, according to a new study.

# obesity - Monday 27 February, 2012

Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...

New research has found that the average 12-inch pizza can contain more than the total recommended daily calorie intake for one day. Uh-oh.

# obesity - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Dieticians revise calorie calculations: it's now twice as tough to lose weight Dieting

Dieticians revise calorie calculations: it's now twice as tough to lose weight

US scientists say the previous formula – where cutting 500 calories a day meant losing 1lb a week – was too generous.

# obesity - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Infographic: Why you should get more sleep

Your health, your mood and your sex life are all affected if you don’t catch enough shut-eye.

# obesity - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

# obesity - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Column: Complementary medicine can help us get healthier - and spend less

Many of us are making ourselves sick by the way we choose to live – but complementary medicine can help fix that, argues Avril Ivory.

# obesity - Saturday 31 December, 2011

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

The levy of around 1c per can is expected to bring in €120million for the French exchequer.

# obesity - Monday 19 December, 2011

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade

New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.

# obesity - Sunday 18 December, 2011

New more palatable diet pill could be on the way

The drug, which has the codename OAP-189, is said to have no side-effects and could be on the market in the next three years.