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Kit and body image issues affect girls’ participation in sports, according to new study

Gendered sports kits – such as skirts – play a major role in teenage girls dropping out of sport, according to research recently published in the peer reviewed journal Sport, Education and Society and highlighted in BBC Sport. The research, based on responses from more than 400 women, has already led to the adoption of…
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Ireland set to be most obese country in Europe, WHO forecasts

Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted in an article in The Irish Times. Europe is heading for an unprecedented explosion in rates of obesity and excess weight, which will lead to a crisis of “enormous proportions” by…
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