What is the truth behind artificial sweeteners?

There is evidence that sugar consumption is linked to an increased risk of obesity which is linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As a result artificial sweeteners have become popular for those losing or maintaining weight as an alternative to sugar. However what is the truth behind artificial sweeteners – are they helpful?

28/07/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

New report on childhood obesity

The British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) have launched their report on Childhood Obesity. The report examines the scientific evidence on the causes and consequences of childhood obesity, shares best practice from across BIPA jurisdictions and makes recommendations for future obesity strategies

26/07/2017   by Anne Parle  

Launch of new online men’s health resource

Today the Irish Men’s Sheds Association have launched malehealth.ie.

20/07/2017   by Anne Parle  

Cost of unhealthy diets and low physical activity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have released a framework for assessing the cost of the economic burden of an unhealthy diet and low physical activity levels.

17/07/2017   by Anne Parle  

Protein quantity and bone health in older adults

A new research article has been published which investigates the relationship between dietary protein levels and its effect on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk in those aged 50 years or above.

13/07/2017   by Sarah Cassidy  

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