Welcome to the July issue of
All-island Obesity News
This issue includes a look at the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases where gaming addiction has been classified as a disorder by WHO. If you would like to submit an item for inclusion in this newsletter please email obesityforum@safefood.eu
Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO 
Video gaming disorder is classified as a disease by World Health Organisation.
In June the World Health Organisation added ‘gaming disorder’ to the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD - 11).
Gaming disorder symptoms include; “impaired control over gaming, giving increased priority to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.”
Diagnosis is made after 12 months of showing symptoms.
This condition can have a significant effect on social, educational and personal aspects of someone’s life.
The inclusion has proven to be controversial with some critics believing the inclusion is premature and without a set diagnosis guideline. While others believe the inclusion will welcome more research into the topic, some fear future research will be confirmatory rather than exploratory. 
Gaming should not interfere with the
recommended physical activity times
– these are 60 minutes active time a day for children and young adults aged 2 - 18 and 30 minutes a day for adults over the age of 18.
Read more about this here.
28 - 29 August 2018 | Paris, France
17th International Conference on Obesity, Diet and Nutrition
1- 4 September 2018 | Madrid, Spain
ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism 2018.
13 - 14 September 2018 | London, UK   
14th Euro Obesity and Endocrinology Congress 
18 September 2018 | Belfast, NI 
Food for Thought: Challenges and new approaches to addressing food poverty
5 October 2018 | Dublin, Ireland 
Weight management and Wellbeing: A Focus on Best Weight 
25 - 26 October 2018 | Budapest, Hungary
21st World Obesity Conference
Report 1
Survey of European GP'S: GP's Perceptions, Knowledge and Treatment of Obesity 
Report 2 
Childhood Obesity: a plan for action, Chapter 2 
Report 3 
WHO Regional Office for Europe - Planning healthy and sustainable meetings
Read the report
Report 4  
House of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills.
Report on tackling of obesity and the promotion of healthy eating in schools 
Health and wellbeing in public spaces 

Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work. (full-text)
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Association between access to public open spaces and physical activity in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular disease risk (full-text)
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Compliance in 2017 With Federal Calorie Labelling in 90 Chain Restaurants and 10 Retail Food Outlets Prior to Required Implementation (abstract)
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Barriers and facilitators to implementation of menu labelling interventions to support healthy food choices: a mixed methods (systematic review)
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The Irish Examiner
Childhood Obesity 'seen as inevitable'
Child Obesity: Will new measures make your life easier?
Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'
The Irish Examiner 
These five healthy habits for mothers can 'substantially' cut risk of child obesity
The Guardian
High sugar content in cereals next target in battle of child obesity
The Guardian 
At last, a sound plan tackle obesity. The food industry must not ruin it 
The Guardian
Obesity epidemic demands more action and investment to protect children
The Irish Times
Vending machines selling junk food in schools 'should be banned' 
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