The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland
Resource type: Research Report
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing |
More than one third of people over 50 in the Republic of Ireland are obese, with a further 45 per cent overweight, according to the second report of results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
The report outlines additional health challenges faced by older adults, including cardiovascular disease, arthritis and problematic drinking.
This is the second in a series of four reports from TILDA, a large-scale, nationally representative, longitudinal study on ageing in Ireland, the overarching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old.
> Visit the The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing website
> View an interview with Professor Rose Anne Kenny on RTÉ News
> Major health implications as large majority of over-50s are obese or overweight, The Irish Times, 30 January 2014
> Ageing: One in three aged 50 and over now obese, Independent.ie, 29 January 2014
> 79% of over-50s obese or overweight – study, RTÉ News, 29 January 204
> ‘Remarkable’ level of over-50s’ children emigrating, The Irish Times, 30 January 2014
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is an Atlantic grantee via Trinity College Dublin.