Childhood obesity soars in Northern Ireland

Over the past few years there has been more and more evidence that much of the UK’s population is overweight, with a depressing percentage of obesity included in that sector. Countless studies have been done, sparking attempts by government and civilian agencies to promote better eating habits, more exercise and greater awareness amongst the general […]

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Obesity costing the NHS over £6bn a year

Ironically, one of the National Health Service’s biggest costs, if not the biggest, is what has been called a national epidemic of obesity – literally a big problem. Among the culprits contributing to the problem are sugar-laden fizzy drinks and fast food outlets in general. A report published by the UK charity Sustain calls for […]

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