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The Week Trending - Leo Varadkar Has A Metabolic Age Of 53

Leo Varadkar appeared on RTÉ's Operation Transformation earlier this week and learned his metabolic...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:20 PM - 8 Feb 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Week Trending - Leo Varadkar Has A Metabolic Age Of 53

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:20 PM - 8 Feb 2019

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Leo Varadkar appeared on RTÉ's Operation Transformation earlier this week and learned his metabolic age.

The Taoiseach, a well-known fitness advocate, was surprised and visibly disappointed to find out that he has the metabolic age of a 53-year-old, despite the fact that he is only 40.

Metabolic age is measured by the amount of energy a person burns while resting, which is known as the basal metabolic rate.

Was it a good thing for Varadkar to appear on the programme, and does it send a positive message about looking after our health?

Alison Healy and Niall Shanahan discussed this and some of the other stories making the news this week, including the Liam Neeson racism row and why Jeff Bezos has accused the National Inquirer owner of blackmail.

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