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IrSPEN 2017 Conference bring an audience of 250 delegates

Select speaker presentations now available for your perusal on our Conference 2017 webpage  

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New HRB funded study confirms hunger reduction behind success of obesity surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Sleeve gastrectomy does not affect food preferences when assessed by an ad libitum buffet meal Nielsen, M.S., Christensen, B.J., Ritz, C. et al. OBES SURG (2017).

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Poor services for complex nutritional problems

Services for patients with complex nutritional problems in Ireland are inadequate, experts have insisted. Good nutrition is key among people affected by or recovering from illness, however malnutrition and disease

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Operation Emancipation

Danielle Barron speaks to Professor Carel Le Roux about obesity as a chronic disease and why the social stigma needs to stop “We need to change the narrative around obesity

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New drug shows promise in preventing diabetes

An injected drug that reduces blood sugar and promotes weight loss can cut the chances of at-risk patients developing type 2 diabetes by 80%, research has shown. The drug, liraglutide,

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Patient perspectives on HEN in Ireland: new paper published

Home enteral nutrition recipients: patient perspectives on training, complications and satisfaction Boland et al 2017. The equitable provision of home enteral nutrition (HEN) in the community can have a transformative

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IrSPEN Prize for Best Research Project 2016

(BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics Joint degree DIT/TCD) Martin Murphy, BSc. was awarded the prize for best research project 2016 for his undergraduate study on vitamin D and cognition in

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European experts, patients and country delegations meet for the 3rd “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” conference

Organised by the ENHA, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality 33 million adults in Europe are at risk of malnutrition/undernutrition1. Patients with chronic diseases

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Trinity Research Wins Best Paper Award from European Society

An open access research paper on vitamin D has won Best Published Paper Award from United European Gastroenterology (UEG). The winning paper entitled, ‘Effects of vitamin D supplementation on intestinal