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The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

Obesity: A public health crisis

A new report showing the Republic ranks 58th out of 200 countries for its proportion of overweight young people is another reminder of the ongoing pub(...)

The tallest men on the planet come from the Netherlands, while the tallest women are from Latvia, according to a new study. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tallest men on the planet come from the Netherlands, while the tallest women are from Latvia. And while the Irish don’t make the top 10 for height(...)

Rates of diabetes in Ireland have grown by up to 70 per cent since 1980, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The number of adults with (...)

  Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe, with the UK, within a decade, according to a study published in The Lancet. Irish men alre(...)