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.
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...
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...
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...