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640 million people are now obese worldwide

Friday 1st April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Global obesity has tripled among men over the last four decades and more than doubled among women, the biggest obesity study ever ... Read more →

Obese people 'unlikely' to reach normal weight

Monday 20th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

An obese man has only a one in 210 chance of ever achieving a normal weight again, while an obese woman has a one in 124 chance, a... Read more →

Obesity in pregnancy a major risk

Friday 29th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A new study involving Irish scientists has highlighted the increased risks pregnant women face if they are obese. According to th... Read more →

Parents think overweight kids 'about right'

Friday 8th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most parents perceive their overweight children to be ‘about the right weight', a new study has found. This week, new figur... Read more →

9 in 10 will be overweight/obese by 2030

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Almost nine in 10 people in Ireland are expected to be overweight or obese by 2030, new figures from the World Health Organization... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of slee... Read more →

40% higher cancer risk for obese women

Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who are obese have a 40% increased risk of developing a number of different cancers, including bowel, womb and kidney cancer... Read more →

People urged to reduce sugar intake

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing to people to reduce the amount of sugar they are consuming. A new guideline from... Read more →

World eating more unhealthy foods

Thursday 19th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The consumption of unhealthy foods, such as sugar-sweetened drinks and processed meats, is outpacing the consumption of healthy fo... Read more →

Response to obesity 'unacceptably slow'

Thursday 19th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The global obesity epidemic is not being tackled effectively, experts have said. According to their claims, which are published i... Read more →

Irish need to cut down on portions

Monday 16th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish people need to cut down on the portion sizes of most foods they are eating, a new report has found. According to the report... Read more →

Oesophageal cancer risk for overweight kids

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children who are overweight may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus (food pipe) later in life, a new stu... Read more →

Death risk for babies of obese mums

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The babies of women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have an increased risk of dying, with babies born to severely obe... Read more →

Obesity a major risk factor for cancer

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Overweight and obesity have become major risk factors for cancer, causing almost half a million new cases of the disease worldwide... Read more →

Kids getting too many treat foods

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Parents are being urged to cut down on the amount of treat foods they are giving their children and replacing them with healthier ... Read more →

'Fat shaming' does not work

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Making people feel ashamed about their weight does not help them to lose it. In fact, many may simply gain more, a new study has f... Read more →

Gaining just 5lbs raises BP

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Gaining just five pounds in weight can raise a healthy adult's blood pressure, a new study has found. While many people are aware... Read more →

80% of over 50s overweight or obese

Friday 18th July 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Almost 80% of Irish people over the age of 50 are overweight or obese, a new report has revealed. According to the findings, ... Read more →

Reilly rejects calls for more funding for procedure for morbidly obese patients

Tuesday 1st July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Leading endocrinologist wants to be able to resume life-saving gastric bypass operations. Minister for Health James Reilly has re... Read more →

The Benefits of Being Overweight

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Bernadette Rock - Independent

During all of my 16 years dedicated to chronic dieting and feeling out of control around food, one of my enduring beliefs was that... Read more →

Many five-year-olds overweight or obese

Wednesday 27th November 2013 - Aoife Carr - Irish Times

Economic background and amount of ‘screen-time’ linked with poor eating. One in five five-year-olds is either overwei... Read more →

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