Why Weight?


The weight is over for a new you

Obesity is a major public health concern in Northern Ireland. Obesity occurs when weight gain gets to a point where it poses a serious threat to a persons health. Almost half of all men and more than one third of women in Northern Ireland are overweight with nearly a quarter of all men and women being classed as obese.
In response to this, Action Cancer has teamed up with Nutritional Therapist Jane McClenaghan of Vital Nutrition Ltd to develop a weight management pack. Preventing weight gain can help reduce the risk of many cancers. It is recommended that people establish habits of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent overweight and obesity. Those who are already overweight and obese are advised to avoid additional weight gain, and to lose weight through diet and exercise. Even a weight loss of only 5 to 10 percent of total weight can provide health benefits.