Irish as fat as Yanks.
IRELAND is turning into a nation of fatties with rates of overweight Overweight
Refers to an investment position that is larger than the generally accepted benchmark.
For example, if a company normally holds a portfolio whose weighting of cash is 10%, and then increases cash holdings to 15%, the portfolio would have an overweight people looking set to rival US levels.
Eating too much bread, larger portions, fast food, as well as Indian and Chinese takeaway meals were said to be contributing factors.
The Academy of Medical Laboratory Science conference in Killarney, Co Kerry, heard over-eating in the sense of taking in more energy than was needed was the biggest cause of being overweight.
Prof Barbara Livingstone of the University of Ulster at Coleraine The University of Ulster at Coleraine (UUC; Irish: Ollscoil Uladh ag Cúil Raithin) is the Coleraine campus of the University of Ulster. It houses the administration headquarters of the University and is the most traditional in outlook, with a focus on science and the said: "People have to become highly restrained eaters."