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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

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HSE has lost €56M by not implementing national obesity treatment policy, experts warn

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) launches Obesity is a Chronic Disease requiring Treatment: A Call to Action for European Obesity Day Dublin, 17th May, 2017 – Ahead

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IrSPEN 2017 Conference bring an audience of 250 delegates

Select speaker presentations now available for your perusal on our Conference 2017 webpage  

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New HRB funded study confirms hunger reduction behind success of obesity surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Sleeve gastrectomy does not affect food preferences when assessed by an ad libitum buffet meal Nielsen, M.S., Christensen, B.J., Ritz, C. et al. OBES SURG (2017).

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IrSPEN policy Seminar 2017 highlights urgent need for intestinal failure unit

Services for patients with complex nutritional problems in Ireland are inadequate, experts have insisted. Good nutrition is key among people affected by or recovering from illness, however malnutrition and disease

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Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment

2017 IrSPEN Policy Seminar:  Facing the obesity challenge in Ireland 1. Differentiating between strategies for prevention of obesity and treatment   Professor Francesco Rubino, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital