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A weighty problem: Modelling the cost and consequences of anti-obesity programmes

This presentation summarises the development of an epidemiological and economic model predicting the incidence, prevalence and cost of obesity-related morbidities over the next 10 years in a defined population (Norfolk, UK). The model then considers a num ...

Food Policy in the South East

Presentation given at the 5th South East Public Health Conference by Pam Naylor as part of the "Food Policy in the South East" presentation which included three different presentations. Pamela Naylor Food and health Presentation given at the 5th ...

Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes

There are an estimated 69,000 adults and 1092 children living with diabetes in Northern Ireland in 2010. The number of adults with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 34% since 2004. Many of these cases are preventable and related to obesity. Wi ...

Prevent type 2 diabetes by preventing obesity

In 2011 nearly 73,000 adults in Northern Ireland are registered as having diabetes. Many cases of diabetes are preventable and are the result of obesity. With this in mind, on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encoura ...

Women, Disadvantage And Cardiovascular Disease: Policy Implications- Conference Proceedings

21.3.2004 Click here to download PDF Department of Health (Ireland) Heart disease Click here to download PDF Chronic Conditions Conditions Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

Translating an Evidence-Based Intervention for Pediatric Overweight to a Primary Care Setting

Ewing L.J. et al A research paper examining a family-based behavioural intervention for childhood obesity prevention. The objective of this study was to train pediatric providers to address weight, body mass index (BMI), diet, and physical activity with p ...

30 minutes of physical activity a day is good for your health

This poster promotes the message that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day has substantial health benefits, and highlights the fact that you don’t have to do 30 minutes all in one go. 10.14655/11971-45501 Public Health Agency Physical activity, ...

A Fitter Future for All- Framework launched

Obesity is a modern lifestyle epidemic that is threatening our health and well-being.This was the key message delivered by Health Minister Edwin Poots at the launch of The Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland ...

New interactive resource feeds children's curiosity

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and safefood today (Wednesday 22 June) officially launched Eat, Taste and Grow, a new interactive curriculum based education resource  to help increase awareness among primary school children of the origins of their food, lo ...

Obesity- an acknowledged public health challenge

As we face a difficult economic climate, in which inequalities may worsen, the PHA faces many challenges in its efforts to improve the health of the population. One such challenge is the issue of obesity. Recently, in the Draft Programme for Government an ...

Why weight?

This poster encourages people to become more physically active by promoting walking as a means of losing weight. 10.14655/11971-45502 Public Health Agency Physical activity, Weight management, Overweight, Weight loss This poster encourages people to becom ...

Try walking instead

This poster encourages people to get more physically active by taking the stairs instead of waiting for the lift. 10.14655/11971-45504 Public Health Agency Physical activity, Exercise, Walk This poster encourages people to get more physically active by ta ...

Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.14655/415-3974 Beydoun, M.A., Beydoun, H.A. and Wang, Y. Obeslity, Dementia While dementia affects 6-10% of persons 65 years or older, industrialized countries have witnessed an alarming rise in obesity. However, obesity's influence on dementia re ...

Five year prognosis in patients with angina identified in primary care: incident cohort study

Brian S Buckley, Cochrane research fellow1, Colin R Simpson, research fellow2, David J McLernon, research fellow3, Andrew W Murphy, professor of general practice4, Philip C Hannaford, NHS Grampian chair of primary care and head of division of applied heal ...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Larissa, R. COMMUNITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH PROMOTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. A lif ...

Food Prices and Obesity: Evidence and Policy Implications for Taxes and Subsidies

Powell, L.M and Chaloupka, F.J. BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE, OBESITY, POLICY, PRICING Pricing policies have been posited as potential policy instruments to address the increasing prevalence of obesity. This article examined empirical evidence regarding the food an ...

Eat well plate

This poster shows graphically how much of each of the following food groups we should eat for a healthy, balanced diet: fruit and vegetables; bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods; milk and dairy foods; meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non ...

Type 2 Diabetes for people with a Learning Disability

    Public Health Agency Diabetes, Learning disability    Pictorial information about type 2 diabetes for people with a learning disability. Chronic Conditions Conditions Diabetes Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs http://www.publichealthagency ...

Healthy breaks for schools poster (English and Irish)

Guidance on healthy breaks for schoolchildren. Public Health Agency Child health, School, Eating habits, Nutrition, Healthy eating Guidance on healthy breaks for schoolchildren. Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs http://www.publichealthagency.o ...