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A compassionate approach to obesity

Therese Coleman, Hilary Craig, Francis M Finucane, Carel W le Roux In order to effectively treat obesity, we need to understand its aetiology and pathophysiology. We consider body weight as

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HSE has lost €56M by not implementing national obesity treatment policy, experts warn

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) launches Obesity is a Chronic Disease requiring Treatment: A Call to Action for European Obesity Day Dublin, 17th May, 2017 – Ahead

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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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IrSPEN policy Seminar 2017 highlights urgent need for intestinal failure unit

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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Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment

2017 IrSPEN Policy Seminar:  Facing the obesity challenge in Ireland 1. Differentiating between strategies for prevention of obesity and treatment   Professor Francesco Rubino, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital

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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