January 2017
All-island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Netherlands to remove cartoon characters from junk food packaging - The Telegraph

Three genes could explain why some people are obese but healthy, say scientists - The Guardian

'Health by stealth' sugar tax could slash rates of childhood obesity by 10 per cent - The Telegraph

Obese fathers may harm their child's ability to make friends - The Telegraph

NHS chief calls on parents to show some 'tough love' in obesity battle - The Telegraph

Kids devouring too much 'breakfast sugar' warning - BBC

One in three Irish people eat fast food at least three times per week, survey reveals - The Independent


Happy New Year



Welcome to the first edition of 2017!

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