NewsTag: Obesity

The treat trap: How food giants invented the perfect formula to keep you addicted to snacks

Monday 18th February 2019 - Tome Morrissy-Swan - Irish Indepenedent

Barely a week goes by without an alarming statistic regarding obesity surfacing. The latest concerns the "shocking" rise of obes... Read more →

HSE plans surgery for obese children

Friday 5th January 2018 - Fiona Dillon - Irish Independent

Preparations have begun to allow weight-loss surgery for obese children and teenagers to take place at the new National Children... Read more →

One-third of global population now overweight

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal di... Read more →

Obesity should be defined as chronic disease

Monday 15th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Obesity should be defined as a chronic disease, the World Obesity Federation has said. The question of whether obesity should be ... Read more →

Early obesity linked to liver problems later on

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Males who are overweight or obese as teenagers may face an increased risk of developing severe liver problems later in life, a new... Read more →

All screen time should be limited

Thursday 15th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

It is already well established that children who watch too much television have an increased risk of becoming obese. However, a ne... Read more →

New action plan to tackle obesity

Friday 23rd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new action plan to target Ireland's growing obesity problem has been launched by the Department of Health. Currently in Ireland... Read more →

Early bedtime for toddlers cuts risk of obesity

Monday 8th August 2016 - Sarah Slater - Irish Health

Earlier bedtimes for toddlers leads to lower numbers of obese teenagers, a leading sleep expert claims. Putting children to bed... Read more →

Obesity costs Europe billions

Friday 20th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Obesity will have a ‘devastating' impact on healthcare costs and productivity throughout Europe unless it is urgently tackle... Read more →

15 facts about obesity

Tuesday 27th October 2015 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish Independent

As Ireland looks set to be the fattest nation in Europe, we are all looking for ways to fight the flab. But where do we start? We ... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Thursday 8th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Healthtest

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has fo... Read more →

A healthy weight may delay Alzheimer's onset

Friday 18th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Maintaining a healthy weight during middle age may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. While obesity i... Read more →

Bigger portions make us eat more

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new study has confirmed what has long been suspected - if you are served bigger portions of food, you will consistently consume ... Read more →

Surgery can radically reduce obesity’s effects, study finds

Wednesday 26th August 2015 - Muiris Houston - Irish Times

Thousands of Irish patients could have their life expectancy significantly increased and chronic diseases reversed following obesi... Read more →

Obese people 'unlikely' to reach normal weight

Monday 20th July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

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 -

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

Many unaware obesity is as bad as smoking

Friday 15th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Obesity can reduce life expectancy as much as smoking, but most people are unaware of this, a new study has shown. In fact throug... Read more →

Parents think overweight kids 'about right'

Friday 8th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

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 -

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 →

People urged to reduce sugar intake

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 →

Pre-pregnancy health linked to child obesity risk

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who improve their health before they become pregnant could reduce their child's risk of becoming obese later in life, a new ... Read more →

Flu now 'actively circulating'

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

While flu levels are still relatively low, there has been an increase in cases over the last week and the illness is now ‘ac... Read more →

Irish teens face heart disease and infertility as obesity crisis grows

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Mark O'Regan -

Obesity in young girls could mean they will find it impossible to have a baby later in life. Being seriously overweight can bring... Read more →

Not enough sleep ups kids' obesity risk

Thursday 11th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Children who do not get enough sleep or who have sleep-related breathing problems may have an increased risk of becoming obese by ... Read more →

Obesity cuts life expectancy by 8 years

Friday 5th December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Obesity may shorten a person's life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive them of almost two decades of healthy life, a new ... Read more →

Obesity a major risk factor for cancer

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

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

Obesity costs $2 trillion a year

Friday 21st November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Obesity costs the world almost the same amount of money as smoking and costs significantly more than alcoholism, researchers have ... Read more →

Obesity speeds up ageing of liver

Tuesday 21st October 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Scientists have discovered that obesity greatly accelerates ageing of the liver, which could explain why obese people have a great... Read more →

GPs, patients must face up to obesity

Monday 13th October 2014 - Deborah Condon -

GPs have to get over their awkwardness when it comes to bringing up the topic of childhood obesity with patients and their familie... Read more →

Obesity ups blood pressure risk in kids

Friday 5th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Obese children are almost six times more likely to develop high blood pressure compared to their healthy-weight peers, a new study... Read more →

'Drastic' action needed to tackle obesity

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

An estimated 90% of people in Ireland will be obese by 2030 unless drastic action is taken, experts have warned. Currently, two i... Read more →

Taxpayers spent €3million on procedures for morbidly obese people in last five years

Monday 18th August 2014 - Brian McDonald - Irish Mirror

Around 345 people have had surgery since 2009. Taxpayers are having to tighten their belts so overweight patients can tighten thei... Read more →

The shape we're in: Facts about Irish obesity

Monday 28th July 2014 - Kathy Donaghy - Independent

As a nation, we're getting fatter to the point of a crisis. It's especially prevalent among older people, according to a new repor... Read more →

Eating as a family lowers obesity risk research finds

Thursday 12th June 2014 - Independent - Independent

CHILDREN who eat breakfast and dinner with parents are less likely to be overweight than those who do not. But children who eat l... Read more →

Weighing the facts: A frightening epidemic in numbers

Monday 9th June 2014 - Independent - Independent

28pc - Surge in worldwide obesity and overweight rates for adults between 1980 and 2013 47pc - Surge in worldwide obe... Read more →

Too much light in bed can raise obesity risk

Thursday 29th May 2014 - John Von Radowitz - Independent

Sleeping with too much light in the room increases the risk of obesity in women, research has shown. Greater exposure to light at... Read more →

Doctors told to start recording obesity as a cause of death

Friday 23rd May 2014 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

DOCTORS have been told they need to record obesity on more death certificates – with one in four people now classed in the w... Read more →

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