The 30 second chat that can reduce weight

Doctors that screen for obesity and spend 30 seconds telling patients about interventions to lose weight have an opportunity to help reduce obesity levels.

28/10/2016   by Anne Parle  

Healthy Ireland Survey 2016

Yesterday Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister of State at the Department of Health launched the Summary Report of the Healthy Ireland Survey 2016.

20/10/2016   by Anne Parle  

Meal regularity is beneficial for weight management

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that meal regularity is beneficial for weight management.

18/10/2016   by Anne Parle  

People who are deficient in a particular gene have an increased preference for food high in fat

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Cambridge investigates the effects of the gene known as melanocortin-4-receptor (MC4R) on fat and sugar preference. It was found that those deficient in MC4R have an increased preference for high fat food and a decreased preference for high sugar food.

06/10/2016   by Niamh Dowling  

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