[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: Obesity in Ireland.. Shocking!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Obesity in Ireland.. Shocking!

According to the World Health Organisation, obesity is becoming a 'global epidemic.'
Some startling facts about obesity in Ireland according to the Sunday Tribune:

Two thirds of Irish men and half of Irish women are either overweight or obese.

Obesity in men has nearly trebled from 1990-2000. The numbers among women has increased slightly.

The figures show that the rate of obesity is rising by 1% every year.

Men: Obesity reates grew from 11.3% in '98 to 14.4% in '02.

Women: Increased from 9.3% in '98 to 11.8% in '02.

In contrast, 0.3% of men and 1.1% of women are underweight (2000)

'One in five' children are overwieght and 'one in twenty' are obese.