Can genes influence healthy eating?

In Ireland, we do not eat enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Eileen Gibney’s team at UCD showed that genetic variation plays a minor role in food choice whereas factors such as knowledge and attitudes about healthy eating have a large impact on food choice

26/01/2012   by Christine Connolly  

Childhood obesity in general practice

A recent study has looked at childhood overweight and obesity in general practice. The results showed that among child-parent pairs, 15% of the children and 52% of parents were overweight/obese. 12% of the children were underweight.

25/01/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children

The Cochrane Library recently published an updated review “Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children”. The review included 55 studies.

11/01/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

The 21st century gingerbread house

The British Heart Foundation and Children’s Food Campaign have launched a report which examines the ways that food companies are marketing unhealthy foods and drinks to children online.

06/01/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

Fruit and vegetable consumption in Europe – do Europeans get enough?

A new European Food Information Council (EUFIC) Review has looked at whether people in Europe get the amounts of fruit and vegetable which are recommended for good health.

06/01/2012   by Barbara Whelan  

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