August 2016
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
             
Events
Obesity in the News


Obesity causes premature death, concludes study of studies - The Irish Times

Obesity is three times as deadly for men than women - The Irish Independent

Study shows absentee rate increases with obesity level - Irish Examiner


Meat contributes to obesity as much as sugar, research suggests - The Independent

Being overweight 'ages people's brains' - BBC News

The next phase of the safefood childhood obesity campaign


 
Let’s take on Childhood Obesity


The next phase of the safefood childhood obesity campaign will focus on ‘Portion Sizes’. It will be promoted through both radio and outdoor advertisements, as well as through social media, and is due to be released at the end of August.

Statistics show that 1 in 4 children on the island of Ireland is overweight or obese and this new phase will aim to reduce this statistic. Research carried out has highlighted that obesity during childhood can have short-term health effects like bone-health problems, breathing difficulties and social issues, as well as long-term health effects like cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Children of 5 years of age need half the amount of food of an adult. This phase will aim to encourage parents to stop, think and reconsider the amount of food they place on their child’s plate. Parents will be advised to use dishes and cutlery that match their child’s size to help them make these reductions.

See
here for more information on the current childhood obesity campaign by safefood.
Reports
            
 
Research
Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity
 

Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women (full text)

Associations between domains of physical activity, sitting time, and different measures of overweight and obesity (full text)

The association between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, and body mass index z-scores in different settings among toddlers and pre-schoolers (full text)

Physical activity and metabolic disease among people with affective disorders: Prevention, management and implementation (abstract)

A systematic review of the relationship between asthma, overweight, and the effects of physical activity in youth (abstract)

 

Body fat percentage is more associated with low physical fitness than with sedentarism and diet in male and female adolescents (abstract)




 
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