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Call to Action on World Obesity Day

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Almost a third of Irish children are now overweight – study

Irish boys rank 98th in the obesity charts and girls rank 78th out of 200 countries Almost a third of Irish children are now overweight and the country ranks 58th

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Press Release: New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism), ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland) release new national data to highlight urgent need for national

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Unwanted weight loss in oesophageal cancer to benefit from research funding by Irish Cancer Society

Unintentional weight loss in oesophageal cancer is one of the research areas to benefit from a new scholarship grant by the Irish Cancer Society The Irish Cancer Society has announced
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HAN (Home Artifical Nutrition) Awareness Week August 7th – 13th

PINNT (Patients on Intravenous and Naso-gastric Nutrition Therapy) is hosting its 5th Home Artificial Nutrition Awareness Week.  This is a week where hundreds of people receiving enteral and parenteral nutrition

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Facing judgment: ‘I am going to be a doctor, and I am fat

Isabelle Lomax-Sawyers on what it’s like being overweight while studying metabolism at medical school. We’re starting our “metabolism” module at med school this week, and I’m dreading it with every

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Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week

“The funding for more surgery just isn’t there. But there is the need and we’ve identified the need.” IRELAND IS CARRYING out less than one weight loss surgery a week,

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‘We were staggering from one crisis to the next’ – Sorcha (20) on life with an extremely complicated medical condition

Science student Sorcha McElchar has an extremely complicated medical condition. But she tells Joy Orpen, she is leading a very full and productive life, thanks to her medical team and

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Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

BACKGROUND Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain. METHODS

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A compassionate approach to obesity

Therese Coleman, Hilary Craig, Francis M Finucane, Carel W le Roux In order to effectively treat obesity, we need to understand its aetiology and pathophysiology. We consider body weight as