# obesity - Today’s News
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# obesity - Monday 2 December, 2013
Safefood has launched a campaign to encourage parents to give their children water instead of juices and cordials.
# obesity - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Their parents like them, they’re adjusting well to school, but 20 per cent are overweight.
# obesity - Saturday 23 November, 2013
A new study says that by 2030, 90 per cent of Irish adults will be overweight. But is enough being done to tackle this?
# obesity - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Girls in the USA were found to be developing symptoms of puberty at an average age of 9.7 years.
# obesity - Saturday 2 November, 2013
The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
# obesity - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?
# obesity - Monday 21 October, 2013
The news comes as Safefood launched a campaign specifically aimed at tackling childhood obesity.
# obesity - Sunday 29 September, 2013
Nickolay Lamm created constrasting illustrations of men from four countries, using national average measurements.
# obesity - Monday 23 September, 2013
Just like humans, animals can feel stressed out too sometimes, which could be making them emotional eaters, a study finds.
# obesity - Friday 20 September, 2013
Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.
# obesity - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
A joint study by the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University in New York has found that children of overweight mothers are more likely to suffer from heart disease.
# obesity - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.
# obesity - Sunday 30 June, 2013
Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…
# obesity - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
Curve growth patterns emerge almost from birth, say scientists.
# obesity - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.
# obesity - Saturday 1 June, 2013
The World Health Organisation has warned that unhealthy food needs to be taxed to divert people from buying it.
# obesity - Tuesday 28 May, 2013
The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.
# obesity - Sunday 21 April, 2013
The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.
# obesity - Monday 15 April, 2013
Calls have been made for the retail sector to remove vending machines from schools and the watershed for the advertisement of high fat foods to be increased to 9pm.
# obesity - Saturday 13 April, 2013
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
# obesity - Monday 18 February, 2013
The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.
# obesity - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
An expert from safefood said that assessing children’s body weight should be viewed in the same way as hearing or sight test.
# obesity - Thursday 7 February, 2013
A Seanad committee has come up with what it believes are some answers to tackling Ireland’s high incidence of cancer.
# obesity - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.
# obesity - Thursday 17 January, 2013
A new study shows risk factors for heart disease can be found in Irish children as young as 10, so should schools increase time spent on physical activities?
The study of children from a Dublin primary school showed that 16 had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while six had high cholesterol.
# obesity - Saturday 12 January, 2013
The flag could be run alongside the Green Flag programme in schools, said Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan.
# obesity - Wednesday 2 January, 2013
A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.
# obesity - Sunday 9 December, 2012
No, really, put down those toning shoes.
# obesity - Saturday 1 December, 2012
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
Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.
# obesity - Wednesday 28 November, 2012
Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
Costs include healthcare, loss of productivity and work absenteeism.
# obesity - Monday 19 November, 2012
Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.
# obesity - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
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
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
Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.
# obesity - Monday 15 October, 2012
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Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.
# obesity - Friday 12 October, 2012
Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.