Health survey Northern Ireland

This week the Department of Health released data from the Health survey Northern Ireland, with data from 2010/11 to 2017/18 on BMI, diet, sexual health, drinking and smoking habits, physical activity and illness.

22/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Study suggests that obesity alone does not pose higher risk of mortality

Earlier this month a study titled ‘Individuals with obesity but no other metabolic risk factors are not at significantly elevated allā€cause mortality risk in men and women’ was published online in Clinical Obesity.

10/08/2018   by Sinead Hurley  

Five healthy habits may increase life expectancy by ten years or more

Research from the United States has reported that following five healthy habits may add more than ten years to your life.

16/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Obesity screening in schools - beneficial or harmful?

Last week at the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs a call was made for weight screening to take place annually in schools. The reason for this is because research shows parents of overweight children underestimate their children’s weight.

10/05/2018   by Tracey Thompson  

Quality of sleep may be linked with childhood obesity

A study in the United States has found that poorer sleep quality was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children.

09/02/2018   by Anne Parle  

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BMI, Sleep, Weight
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