Perinatal Statistics Report 2009

The most recent Perinatal Statistics Report (2009) was launched today by the ESRI. The report showed that 45% of babies were exclusively breastfed at discharge from hospital, compared to 44% in 2005.

28/06/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Miracle Foods: Myths and the Media

NHS Choices have published “Miracle Foods: Myths and the Media” which analyses health stories that make the news, providing an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of the stories.

21/06/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks for Children and Adolescents in the US

The Committee on Nutrition and The Council on Sports Medicine in the US have recently released a commentary on the appropriateness of sports drinks for children and adolescents.

20/06/2011   by Christine Connolly  

Waist circumference predicts increased cardio-metabolic risk in normal weight adolescent males

Researchers in the USA have found that males with a normal BMI but have an elevated waist circumference have a higher cardio-metabolic risk. This study also identified waist circumference cut off pint...

20/06/2011   by Christine Connolly  

WHO database on nutrition, obesity and physical activity (NOPA Database)

The WHO has created a database which compiles information monitoring nutrition, diet, physical activity and obesity for the WHO European member states.

20/06/2011   by Christine Connolly  

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