November 2016
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

More babies face health risks due to obese parents, experts warn - The Guardian

Expanding waistline linked to increased risk of liver cancer - The Telegraph

Most countries get more calories from alcohol than soft drinks - The Guardian

Fighting obesity one run at a time - The Irish Independent

Tax on sugary foods and drinks backed by World Health Organisation - BBC News

GPs should not worry about offending obese patients, finds study - The Guardian

Obesity was a key theme at this year’s IPH Open Conference 

The 5th Public Health Open Conference took place on Tuesday 11th October in Titanic, Belfast.  There was a wide variety of obesity related presentations on the day, illustrating the complex nature of obesity, and this was also fitting as World Obesity Day fell on the same day.  Dr Joanna Purdy and Dr Noelle Cotter of the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) received a lot of interest in their presentation, ‘A spoonful of taxation a solution?’ with the Budget also falling on the same day and the Irish government committing to the introduction of a sugar sweetened drinks (SSDs) tax in 2018.  Other obesity related presentations looked at issues around food poverty, the cost of a healthy food basket and food purchasing behaviour, the beneficial effects of green exercise, the effects of physical activity and screen time on children, the importance of building healthy lifestyles early in life and the results of a workplace weight management intervention. 

To view the presentation, ‘A spoonful of taxation a solution?’, please follow these links  Slides /  Audio

To access the other obesity related presentations, as well as the full range of slides and audio from the event, click here  


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