Latest News from The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland

The ASOI is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). ASOI aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity across the island of Ireland.

Swimming for Weight Management Service Patients

For many patients who live with overweight or obesity it is incredibly difficult to exercise without discomfort or pain. Swimming is one activity that is less painful but due to the high levels of stigma, bias and judgements shown from society, majority of...

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Patients celebrate European Obesity Day

Patients celebrated European Obesity Day together with a morning of mindfulness, cookery, Support Meeting and exercise on Friday 18th May. Huge thanks to all the team at the Weight Management Service for their work putting this together. The launch of the...

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Vending Letter

W82GO Obesity Programme Children’s University Hospital Temple Street 10/04/2004 To Whom It May Concern, Obesity levels in Ireland have reached epidemic proportions, draining resources from healthcare providers and causing a multitude of health problems. For the first...

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Obesity Seminar on Weight Stigma

Tuesday 20th June 2017: The use of negtaive imagary and language in communications contributes to weight-related stigma, an expert seminar in Belfast heard today. The All Island Obesity Action Forum is hosted by safefood in collaboration with the Association for the...

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Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative Press Lease

Following the Department of Health publication of the obesity action plan in 2016, the ASOI is eager to facilitate addressing the challenge of obesity prevention and treatment in Ireland. Obesity is a complex problem with nutritional, activity-related,...

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European Obesity Day

Obesity is one of the most challenging public health diseases of the 21st century. The statistics for Ireland are particularly worrying - six out of every ten adults and one in four Irish children are overweight or obese. Obesity can have devastating...

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