Donal O Shea

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A sugar tax may not, of itself, resolve the growing incidence of obesity in society. But it will certainly slow the growth of ballooning waistlines an(...)

Prof Donal O’Shea, consultant endocrinologist and chairman of the the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Policy Group on Obesity, dismissed claims from the Irish Beverage Council that a sugar tax will not work. Photograph: Getty Images

The immediate introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks is the single most important thing the Government must do if it wants to begin to tackle(...)

Five years ago, Brendan Quinn (above) started to gain weight, rapidly and inexplicably. Within a few years, he went from 76kg to 120kg without any outward change in his diet or activity level. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As much as 40 per cent of people’s ability to control weight may be down to their immune system, new research involving Irish scientists has found. T(...)

Malnutrition is one of the more frequent reasons for admission to hospital in older people’. Photograph: iStockphoto

Hospital food – enough to make you sick was the provocative title of one of the talks in Food Matters, a new series of talks at Bloom this year. The e(...)

Almost one-fifth of the World’s obese adults live in Ireland, research shows

Professor Donal O’Shea has warned that the new government will have to act immediately to address the public health issue of rising obesity levels. I(...)

Evidence of activity: Prof Donal O’Shea of Loughlinstown hospital said that at a glance it might seem “stupidly obvious”, but it was important because it “definitively proved” that an over-reliance on cars was bad for the nation’s health. Photograph: Eric Luke

Smug cyclists have yet another reason to pat themselves on the back this morning after a major new report published in the Lancet showed them to be s(...)

A new study has said that cuts in sugar levels in drinks could stop 500,000 people in the UK from becoming obese. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Campaigners for a sugar tax in Ireland have welcomed new research that claims a 40 per cent cut to the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks could preve(...)

One in four children and two out of three adults in Ireland are overweight or obese

Specialist weight management centres should be set up in each of the six HSE regions to provide treatment for people who are obese, a new report recom(...)

Prof Moyna thinks the change should start with how health is taught at primary level with classes which also cover health and wellness issues.

Primary schools should teach daily classes, covering not just physical education, but also health and wellness topics, according to a leading expert o(...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

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