Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310907
Title:
Children's food campaign: Protecting children from marketing
Authors:
National Heart Alliance (NHA); Irish Heart Foundation
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation
Issue Date:
Apr-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310907
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
The problem of overweight and obesity among children and young people continues to escalate. Recent data on Irish children and teenagers confirms that 1 in 5 young people are overweight or obese thereby increasing their risk of being overweight or obese into adulthood. As a result, there are two major health implications: an obese child/adolescent is more likely to be an obese adult and some of these young people will show early signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease. These symptoms may include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, leading in some cases to premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases. This does not take into account other consequences such as psychosocial problems and the costs of obesity related ill health. It is widely acknowledged that comprehensive strategies to combat obesity in children are needed. The Report of National Taskforce on Obesity: Obesity The Policy Challenges - maps out many of these strategies. However from a practical and financial reality, the recommendations need to be prioritised and immediate action is needed. Faced with the scale of this public health problem - doing nothing is not an option.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Heart Alliance (NHA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Heart Foundationen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T10:55:09Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T10:55:09Z-
dc.date.issued2008-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310907-
dc.descriptionThe problem of overweight and obesity among children and young people continues to escalate. Recent data on Irish children and teenagers confirms that 1 in 5 young people are overweight or obese thereby increasing their risk of being overweight or obese into adulthood. As a result, there are two major health implications: an obese child/adolescent is more likely to be an obese adult and some of these young people will show early signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease. These symptoms may include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, leading in some cases to premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases. This does not take into account other consequences such as psychosocial problems and the costs of obesity related ill health. It is widely acknowledged that comprehensive strategies to combat obesity in children are needed. The Report of National Taskforce on Obesity: Obesity The Policy Challenges - maps out many of these strategies. However from a practical and financial reality, the recommendations need to be prioritised and immediate action is needed. Faced with the scale of this public health problem - doing nothing is not an option.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundationen_GB
dc.titleChildren's food campaign: Protecting children from marketingen_GB
dc.typeOtheren
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