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# overweight - 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.

# overweight - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# overweight - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# overweight - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# overweight - Thursday 5 October, 2017

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions

A group of doctors say that, for many people, prevention methods are already too late and other interventions are needed.

# overweight - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

# overweight - Friday 2 June, 2017

Children with TVs in their bedroom far more likely to be overweight, study finds

Researchers examined the lifestyles of over 12,000 children in the UK.

# overweight - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# overweight - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'

A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.

# overweight - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

# overweight - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

A snapshot of Irish health: Over half of us are overweight (and a lot of us binge drink)

According to new figures from the CSO, almost one in five of us binge drink at least once a week.

# overweight - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests

“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.

# overweight - Sunday 21 August, 2016

There may not be such thing as a "healthy obese"

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, affecting approximately 600 million people worldwide.

# overweight - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Blind woman 'heartbroken' after guide dog was taken away for being overweight

The Irish Guide Dogs said they hope to reunite the pair once the dog loses weight.

# overweight - Friday 1 April, 2016

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.

# overweight - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

'We need to educate children about food that doesn’t come from a packet'

The battle in Marino over pear trees is an example of how we need to think outside the box when it comes to food education, writes Ross Golden-Bannon.

# overweight - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Overweight people should pay more tax. Others can't pay for our folly

Operation Transformation is not fat-shaming. We can’t mollycoddle to spare people’s feelings, writes Aaron McKenna.

# overweight - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Malaysia has stopped promoting overweight police officers

Police will now have to pass a fitness test before they can rise up the ranks.

# overweight - Friday 4 December, 2015

'Overweight bellies are an easy landing pad for people like Katie Hopkins and unthinking politicians'

Hatred for overweight people often borders on sadistic and the body-shaming cards handed out on the London tube prove it, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - Monday 17 August, 2015

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Police chief tells overweight officers: You shouldn't be 'waddling down the road'

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said officers should lose weight or else risk losing their jobs.

# overweight - Monday 20 April, 2015

Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets - and it's making them fat

Parents are being urged to make kids’ bedrooms ‘screen-free zones’.

# overweight - Friday 10 April, 2015

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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?

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - Friday 18 July, 2014

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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.

# overweight - 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”.

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