Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Obesity crisis so severe parents face ‘burying’ their children - Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Obesity crisis so severe parents face ‘burying’ their children - Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 23, 2014

The obesity problem among young people is so bad that the present generation of parents may be the “first to bury our children”, Department of Health secretary-general Ambrose McLoughlin has said.
He told an Irish Heart Foundation conference today that the State had to move away from treatment and towards prevention, adding that tackling obesity was now a “public health priority”.
“If we don’t deal with [obesity], we will be the first generation to bury our children,” he said...
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