The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland
The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the World Obesity Federation. 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. The ASOI public resources and information includes up to date advice and data on obesity prevention and treatment, information on our patient advocacy activities , research and links to a number of professional bodies. If there is something missing that you think should be included, please let us know by email.
Stigma by Frank Mitchell & Dr Laura McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast, ASO UK May 7th 2014)
Welcome speech to the ASOI Seminar ‘Stigma and Bias in Obesity’ in the University of Ulster, Belfast, May 7th 2014 by Dr Nazih Eldin (Department of Health, HSE)
Use the Body Mass Index Calculator to check the BMI of adults and children.
Your body mass index or BMI is a measurement that uses both your weight and your height. There are four main weight categories – underweight, healthy, overweight and obese. This BMI Calculator is easy to use and gives you information about your body mass index.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and over. For children and adolescents, BMI percentile is used to classify underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obesity.
If you are concerned about weight or your child’s weight, visit your GP or local health cetnre. Furthermore, we recommend visiting the safefood website for more information on obesity prevention and treatment.
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 patients...
Are you a patient or a member of a patient group interested in advocacy? Apply now to attend the Patient Summit in October 2018 To coincide with World Obesity Day, the World Obesity Federation will hold a Patient Summit on 10-11 October in London. Patients and people...
Patient advocates Sven Schubert and Susie Birney attended and spoke at the European Policy Conference in Brussels
Patient advocates Sven Schubert and Susie Birney attended and spoke at the European Policy Conference in Brussels on 17th May. Giving their patient perspective on living with obesity and what they feel is needed to provide proper treatment and care from...