Welcome to 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.

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)

Stigma by Frank Mitchell & Dr Laura McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast, ASO UK May 7th 2014)

BMI Calculator

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 centre. Furthermore, we recommend visiting the safefood website for more information on obesity prevention and treatment.

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Websites of Interest

News

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...

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...

Child and adolescent obesity

Asssociation for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) Following the Department of Health publication of the obesity action plan in 2016, the ASOI is eagre to facilitate addressing the challenge of obesity prevention and treatment in...