3. Nutrition & Healthy Eating

The cost of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland

Project Reference:

01-2010

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

February, 2011

Project Duration:

18 months

Abstract:

This study provided a comprehensive assessment of the cost of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland. Costs was measured from the perspective of public and private funded health services in relation to health and social costs and also examined costs associated with time lost at work due to ill health associated with overweight and obesity. A thorough review of the existing international literature on the costs of overweight and obesity was carried out, as were the methods used.

 

Principal Contractor(s):

Prof Ivan Perry, University College Cork

Collaborator(s):

Dr Anne Dee, HSE Department of Public Health, Limerick

Prof Ciaran O’Neill, National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof Frank Kee, Queens University Belfast

Prof Anthony Staines, Dublin City University

Prof Kevin Balanda, Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Dublin

Dr Linda Sharp, National Cancer Registry, Cork

Outputs:

Report:

The cost of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland