NewsTag: Obese

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 undertaken has shown. According to the findings, at least one in 10 men and one in seven women are now obese - totaling 640 million people worldwide. The study involved... 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 new study has found. UK researchers tracked the weight of almost 280,000 people between 2004 and 2014. They assessed the probability of obese people reaching a normal b... 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 the findings, global rates of maternal obesity are now at epidemic proportions and these women, along with their babies, face a range of health risks. Maternal obesity ref... 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 figures from the World Health Organization predicted that if things do not change, Ireland is on course to become the fattest country in Europe, with almost all adults being o... 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 (WHO) have revealed.According to the figures, if things do not change, Ireland will be the most obese country in Europe.The figures, which have not yet been published, w... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of sleep young people are getting. The call comes from Safefood, which has just launched the latest phase of its ongoing campaign to reduce childhood obesity. An increasing amo... Read more →

40% higher cancer risk for obese women

Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who are obese have a 40% increased risk of developing a number of different cancers, including bowel, womb and kidney cancer, new figures have revealed. According to Cancer Research UK, obesity is known to increase a woman's risk of developing at least seven different types of cancer - bowel,... 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 the WHO recommends that both adults and children should reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake, while reducing to below 5... 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 foods, such as fruit and vegetables, in most parts of the world, a major new study has found. This marks the first study to assess the quality of diet in 187 countries cov... 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 in The Lancet medical journal, childhood obesity rates have jumped significantly in less than a generation and while these rates have started to level off in some countrie... 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 by Safefood, many consumers believe that portion sizes are only relevant to people who are dieting, and are not an issue at all for men or younger adults. Furthermore, ... 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 study has found. Researchers in Denmark analysed the health records of over 255,000 school children who were born between 1930 and 1971. The height and weight of these chil... Read more →

Death risk for babies of obese mums

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The babies of women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have an increased risk of dying, with babies born to severely obese mothers facing the biggest risk, a new study has found. According to Swedish researchers, overweight and obesity are common among women of childbearing age and previo... 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 every year, a new study has found. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), cancer caused by excess weight is currently much more common in ... Read more →

Kids getting too many treat foods

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to cut down on the amount of treat foods they are giving their children and replacing them with healthier snacks. Previous research suggests that as much as 20% of children's daily calorie intake comes from foods such as crisps, sweets and biscuits. As part of its ongoing ca... Read more →

'Fat shaming' does not work

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

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 found. UK researchers set out to investigate the popular theory that discrimination or ‘fat shaming' encourages people to lose weight. Types of discrimination inclu... Read more →

Gaining just 5lbs raises BP

Wednesday 17th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Gaining just five pounds in weight can raise a healthy adult's blood pressure, a new study has found. While many people are aware of the dangers of gaining a lot of weight, US scientists wanted to investigate any potential dangers associated with gaining a small amount - between five and 11lbs. Si... Read more →

80% of over 50s overweight or obese

Friday 18th July 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Almost 80% of Irish people over the age of 50 are overweight or obese, a new report has revealed. According to the findings, 43% of people over 50 are overweight, while a further 36% are obese. Furthermore, based on waist measurements, 52% of those over 50 are what is termed as ‘centrall... 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 rejected calls by a leading obesity expert for a resumption of life-saving gastric bypass operations on dangerously obese public patients. Endocrinologist Prof Donal O&rsq... 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 being slim would mean I would be happier, confident and in control. Summertime sunshine tends to bring with it relentless advice on ‘5 easy steps to a toned tummy&... 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 overweight or obese, according to findings from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal study published today. The latest findings represent the results of interviews with the f... Read more →

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