Tuesday 25 July 2017

Winning while you lose in obesity war

Dr Donal O’Shea. Photo: Ronan Lang
Dr Donal O’Shea. Photo: Ronan Lang
Editorial

Editorial

'It is almost entirely preventable, if you get a good lifestyle and physical activity infrastructure in place from a young age. That is where the emphasis has to be." This was the reaction of Dr Donal O'Shea, obesity expert, to the news that Irish men are on course to be the fattest in Europe.

As a nation, we are tipping the scales in the obesity league, with women also becoming much heavier.

Dr O'Shea has been warning that we are ticking down the clock to a health time-bomb unless we urgently review our lifestyles.

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