Experts estimate that 2,500 Irish people per year die as a result of being obese. Shockingly, 24 per cent of Irish adults are now obese, while 20 per cent of 5 to 12 year olds are either obese or overweight.
Despite this huge and growing threat to public health problem, there is only one clinic in Ireland specialising in the treatment of obesity and related problems.
This clinic is at Loughlinstown Hospital in Dublin, and the consultant in charge is Professor Donal O’Shea.
Broadcast 02.06.2009 on Ireland AM