Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575332
Title:
Obesity Working Group: final draft report, March 2003
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health. Obesity Working Group. 2003. Obesity Working Group: final draft report, March 2003. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Mar-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575332
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
A disease can be defined as "a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning". Obesity fulfils these criteria accounting for at least 2,500 deaths per year in Ireland and costing the economy €340 million euro annually. In addition to the physical effects of obesity it is associated with a major increase in social and psychological morbidity There is an epidemic of obesity both in developed and developing countries. The increasing prevalence of obesity is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The rapid increase in recent years is almost certainly fuelled mainly by environmental factors including excessive intake of high calorie foods and drinks and lack of physical exercise. In 2000, the North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey demonstrated that 18% of the Irish population is obese, a 67% increase over the preceding 10 years, and that a further 39% of the population is overweight. Among 15- 24 year olds in Ireland it is estimated that 8% of the population are obese. A young adult who is obese has a mortality rate at least 50% higher than someone of the similar age who is not obese and increasing obesity is associated with increasing mortality. This is due to the many medical diseases associated with obesity, which include diabetes (up to 12 fold increase), heart disease (up to 5 fold increase), high blood pressure (up to 4 fold increase), elevated cholesterol, arthritis, respiratory diseases and many forms of cancer.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; OBESITY; PHYSICAL EXERCISE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T10:58:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-20T10:58:24Zen
dc.date.issued2003-03-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. Obesity Working Group. 2003. Obesity Working Group: final draft report, March 2003. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575332en
dc.descriptionA disease can be defined as "a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning". Obesity fulfils these criteria accounting for at least 2,500 deaths per year in Ireland and costing the economy €340 million euro annually. In addition to the physical effects of obesity it is associated with a major increase in social and psychological morbidity There is an epidemic of obesity both in developed and developing countries. The increasing prevalence of obesity is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The rapid increase in recent years is almost certainly fuelled mainly by environmental factors including excessive intake of high calorie foods and drinks and lack of physical exercise. In 2000, the North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey demonstrated that 18% of the Irish population is obese, a 67% increase over the preceding 10 years, and that a further 39% of the population is overweight. Among 15- 24 year olds in Ireland it is estimated that 8% of the population are obese. A young adult who is obese has a mortality rate at least 50% higher than someone of the similar age who is not obese and increasing obesity is associated with increasing mortality. This is due to the many medical diseases associated with obesity, which include diabetes (up to 12 fold increase), heart disease (up to 5 fold increase), high blood pressure (up to 4 fold increase), elevated cholesterol, arthritis, respiratory diseases and many forms of cancer.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectOBESITYen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSICAL EXERCISEen_GB
dc.titleObesity Working Group: final draft report, March 2003en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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