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.

Patient support

ICPO poster

Practical advice on maintaining health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click the links below for tips

Webinars from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) & World Obesity Federation (WOF) on COVID-19

EASO: overweight and obesity as risk factors for COVID-19


European Coalition for People living with Obesity (ECPO) launch new website!

The European Coalition for People living with Obesity are a group “working collaboratively across Europe to improve the lives of people who are living with and are affected by the chronic disease of obesity through advocacy, policy and education”. In February 2020 EASO ECPO launched their brand new website, with a fantastic patient portal and details on living with obesity, brought to you by people living with obesity. Click here to be taken to their website!

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.

Websites of Interest


Patient News: Family Walk

Patient News: Family Walk

ASOI patient advocate Susie Birney is excited to share details of an upcoming family walk arranged by patients, details of which can be found on the poster below. Lough Boora is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the M50 Red Cow junction. It is an ideal spot for people...