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‘Diabesity’ the new big thing

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‘Diabesity’ the new big thing.

We are heading towards an epidemic of diabetes that threatens to bankrupt our healthcare systems

The incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide. In Ireland the latest figures by the Institute of Public Health showed that in 2010 more than 10 per cent of adults aged 55 and over have diabetes. More than 41,000 (2.7 per cent) adults aged 45 years and over have undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes is also more common among older people.

The cause of this is very clear. We are becoming increasingly obese as a population, and the relationship between obesity and diabetes is well established. In fact, the term “diabesity” has been coined to link the relationship between increasing obesity and associated type 2 diabetes.

Some 90 per cent of the world’s 285 million people with diabetes have type 2 which is directly related to obesity. Richard Schulze of the Schulze Diabetes Institute in the US said “the increasing prevalence of obesity – fuelled by excessive calorie intake, suboptimum dietary quality and sedentary lifestyles – is driving this epidemic”…

5 times more girls drive than cycle to school | Irish Examiner

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5 times more girls drive than cycle to school | Irish Examiner.

The country’s leading expert on obesity has revealed that five times more schoolgirls drive to school than ride a bicycle.

With a quarter of all three-year-olds classed as obese, consultant endocrinologist, Professor Donal O’Shea, who features in the RTÉ series The Obesity Clinic, has warned a generation of parents could end up burying their children in the future…

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Africa, Sovereignty and International Law | Think Africa Press

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3: Africa, Sovereignty and International Law | Think Africa Press.

 Sovereignty is not solely a European invention that was extended and exported; its origins are mired in encounters with the rest of the world – a history of subjugation. This article will seek to identify key turning points in its evolution, comparing and contrasting various classic and contemporary qualities, in order to provide the necessary context in which to understand current projects in international law….

UK parents want ban on pupils leaving school at lunchtime via @independent_ie

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UK parents want ban on pupils leaving school at lunchtime via @independent_ie.

Parents in the UK want teachers to ban children leaving school premises at lunchtime to stop them buying unhealthy snacks or takeaways, according to newly published research.

A poll of 12,000 parents by Laca, which represents school catering managers, found 73pc of parents in favour.

Union: Cyberbullying impossible to stamp out | Irish Examiner

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Union: Cyberbullying impossible to stamp out | Irish Examiner.

The union representing secondary-school teachers has insisted they are doing everything they can to tackle cyberbullying — but admits the issue is almost impossible to stamp out.

Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland assistant general secretary Moira Leydon told RTÉ Radio’s Drivetime that schools have had policies specifically targeting bullying for more than 20 years.

However, she said the development of technology in recent years has made blocking out all forms of bullying far more difficult…

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