Dr Eva’s tears for obese boy
DR EVA Orsmond has told how she was moved to tears while filming her new RTÉ documentary, Ireland’s Health Divide. However, she wept in private as she examined why children born in poor areas die six years earlier than those in affluent areas.
And she admitted the saddest thing she saw was a five-year-old boy who was 5st 4lbs overweight. ‘The mother said it to the camera but didn’t say exactly what he weighs,’ said Dr Eva. ‘It’s very sad. There are 100,000 Irish school age children – 25 per cent is the level who are overweight. Obesity is a chronic condition and leads to a lot of problems later in life. I saw children aged five who had 13 teeth pulled out because of too much chocolate. Prevention is the best medicine.’