ASOI announce successful bid to adapt Obesity Canada’s clinical practice guidelines for Ireland

The ASOI, in an effort led by secretary Dr Cathy Breen, have successfully bid to adapt the clinical practice guidelines for the management of obesity in adults published by Obesity Canada. The pilot programme will see Ireland adapt the guidelines as a European pilot site, while Chile will represent South America. Key stakeholders and experts … Read more

Swimming for Weight Management Service Patients

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.10.1″]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 … Read more

World Obesity Patient Summit 2018 – Call for Applications

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 living with obesity are invited to join them … Read more

Patient advocates Sven Schubert and Susie Birney attended and spoke at the European Policy Conference in Brussels

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.3.1″] 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 across the board. The EASO Policy Conference 2018 – “Obesity … Read more

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 time in a century we may be about to enter an era where children’s life expectancy will drop. … Read more

Obesity is one of the most challenging public health diseases of the 21st century.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”] 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 medical and social costs including Type 2 diabetes, … Read more

Child and adolescent obesity

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”] 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 Ireland.  Obesity is a complex problem with nutritional, activity-related, psychological, … Read more