28% of children are overweight or obese in Northern Ireland

Today the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health launched its State of Child Health – Northern Ireland report.

15/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

Health effects of overweight and obesity over 25 years

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports an increase in the prevalence and burden of disease related to high body mass index (BMI).

14/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

Obesity Update 2017

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the Obesity Update 2017.

12/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

Parents unaware of the calories their children need from restaurant meals

A recent survey from the United States suggests that parents are unaware of how many calories their children should eat in restaurants.

12/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

Plant-based diet and obesity risk

Research carried out in Spain suggest a plant-based diet may be associated with a significantly lower risk of obesity.

08/06/2017   by Anne Parle  

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