New research suggests obesity may be responsible for more deaths than previously thought

Media worldwide are today reporting about a study which found that obesity may be responsible for far more deaths than previous estimates of about 5%.

16/08/2013   by Emily Kelleher  

25% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

With a healthier diet one in four deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke could be prevented each year, according to new evidence from the all–island Health Research Board Centre for Diet and Health.

13/08/2013   by Dr. Cliodhna Foley-Nolan  

Eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper

Research, published in the Journal Obesity, suggests that a high-calorie breakfast with reduced intake of calories at dinner is beneficial and might be a useful alternative for the management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

07/08/2013   by Emily Kelleher  

Link between trans fats and cardiovascular disease

Dutch researchers have published a paper concluding that harmful effects of industrial trans fatty acids (TFAs) on heart health are beyond dispute and that limiting their intake will likely lower cardiovascular disease (CVD).

07/08/2013   by Emily Kelleher  

Childhood obesity rates declining in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recorded a decline in the numbers of obese children aged between 2 and 4 years across 18 states in the US.

07/08/2013   by Emily Kelleher  

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