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Can a couple of scoops of dairy butter added to coffee help you lose weight? Unsurprisingly, no.

Can two tablespoons of butter added to your morning coffee really help you lose weight and gain a mental edge? It sounds utterly revolting, highly imp(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin has said the current generation of parents could be the first to “bury our children” unless the problem of obesity is tackled. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The obesity problem among young people is so bad that the present generation of parents may be the “first to bury our children”, Department of Health (...)

‘They have delivered a death sentence to my patients. They are playing with people’s lives.” It’s not often you will hear a hospital consultant utter (...)

Some 20 per cent of children’s calories were coming from high fat, high sugar and high salt treats, conference told. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

MARIE O’HALLORAN The battleground for obesity has moved to the playground and industry is the predator, a medical specialist on(...)

“People in the developed world should not die because of bad nutrition. Obesity is a time bomb we can defuse.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

It is a shocking admission: we stand to be the first generation who will bury our children. Many members of Irish families will die prematurely due to(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly launching the SafeFood campaign on childhood obesity this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scientists have found a link in children as young as six years of age between childhood obesity and the later development of type 2 diabetes, cancer a(...)

A survey of labels  by  Safefood has found sugar levels in a wide selection of popular drinks aimed at children are often as high as those in fizzy drinks. Photograph: Getty

Parents have been warned that many fruit drinks are not a “healthy alternative” to soft drinks and often contain as much or more sugar. Safefood said (...)

Tommie Gorman on assignment in Mauritius last year. Photograph: Paul Faith, Press Association

Twenty years ago next January, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with cancer. It hasn’t gone away – a dodgy liver remains home to over 20 secondary tum(...)

Members of the audience at the 2013 Women and Agriculture Conference in Killarney.

Some 650 women rose to their feet in unison and gave a standing ovation to Elma Walsh yesterday after she talked about the death of her son Donal in M(...)

Dietitian Fiona Dunlevy with an example of dishes at The Coombe Womens Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s one of the most talked-about aspects of being in hospital, and usually for all the wrong reasons. “How’s the food?” is often the first question p(...)

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