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Covid19 mortality rate – pharmacy can help

The time has come for governments to offer a robust Covid19 exit strategy. Thankfully life this Summer 2020 is slowly returning to a new normal. However, Covid19 is still out there and is likely to remain for some time to … Continue reading

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How to avoid fat-shaming & tackle rising obesity levels

As far as how to avoid fat-shaming goes, Pharmacy has, for many years, demonstrated the ability to tackle the rising levels of obesity in Ireland whilst maintaining a sympathetic and non-judgemental approach. This seems at odds with reports in The … Continue reading

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Pharmacy’s clinical expertise can help pressured services

Pharmacies across Ireland have an opportunity to utilise their clinical skills to great effect according to the Independent.ie: “Pharmacies ‘ready, willing and able’ to play bigger role in healthcare” This is music to our ears, since Howard Foundation Research (HFR) … Continue reading

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Who is tackling the spiralling levels of obesity in Ireland?

Obesity in Ireland is costly in many ways. The Ireland Central Statistics Office (CSO) released, in January 2019, their Press Statement Ireland’s Facts and Figures 2018 which shows: “The share of people who were overweight or obese was 62% in … Continue reading

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Save the Ireland healthcare service? Pharmacy can.

The Ireland healthcare service is in turmoil. It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without headlines reporting on a failing Ireland healthcare service. Recruitment issues and limited bed capacity in secondary care are once again taking the brunt … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes remission with weight loss

Are you suffering from type 2 diabetes? If you do suffer from type 2 diabetes, you are likely to be either overweight or obese. This means your Body Mass Index (BMI) will likely be above BMI 25 and if you … Continue reading

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Best way to lose weight. Most advice is Fake News

The best way to lose significant weight is by very low calorie diets (VLCDs). VLCDs have made many important contributions to the field of medicine through the prevention and treatment of obesity. They have repeatedly been shown to be as … Continue reading

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National obesity treatment programme

The National obesity treatment programme is born in response to Ireland having one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe. There is no sign of improvement in the near future and the resulting wave of chronic diseases caused by … Continue reading

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National obesity programme document

Department of Health policy on tackling obesity The Department of Health has published this national obesity programme document outlining their strategy for tackling the rise in obesity levels in Ireland. This is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted by the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Lipotrim Ireland Blog

Welcome to the Lipotrim Ireland Blog The Lipotrim Ireland Blog is written mainly for the Republic of Ireland but it’s useful for everyone who wishes to learn more. Lipotrim is a nutrient complete pharmacy weight management programme, using formula foods … Continue reading

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