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St Lukes Symposium in RCPI on Friday 19th October, 2018

St Lukes Symposium Advanced Masterclass – Clinical Pearls and Advances in Medicine 2018. “The role of nutrition in future healthcare” started at 11.25 and lasted just over 90 minutes with

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National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey – Cancer Week Sept 24th – 30th

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION We particularly want to hear from you if you have undergone treatment for cancer in the past three years. During national cancer week 24-30 Sept,

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Our treatment of patients with severe obesity is unethical – but why?

Bariatric surgery is life-saving and cost-effective but due to pervasive bias, obese patients are not a healthcare priority Hilary Craig , Francis Finucane The Irish Times.  Mon, July 9, 2018 In

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Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss – European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018

Reduction in cost of care associated with 15% weight loss Savings of €4000 per year per patient to the state IrSPEN, the clinical nutrition group, is advising people living with

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Adult short bowel syndrome patients shortchanged

It is disgraceful that current services for intestinal failure patients are not meeting minimum international standards of care, IrSPEN’s Board member Dr David Kevans tells Valerie Ryan A centre in

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IF patients suffer ‘unacceptably high’ complications rates in Ireland. Findings of new study in IMJ

‘I could never work again after I got sick, that really affected me’ Every year at least 80 people in Ireland develop acute intestinal failure. BETWEEN 80 AND 100 people

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IrSPEN Prize for Best Research Project 2017

Niamh McGettigan (Bsc) was awarded the prize for best research project 2017 for the best final year project in the BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics course 2017. Last year Niamh

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In the SUSTAIN 7 study patients in Ireland and internationally had more improvements in blood sugar and bodyweight levels with semaglutide compared with dulaglutide

Despite common mechanisms of actions, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists differ in structure, pharmacokinetic profile, and clinical effects. This head-to-head trial compared semaglutide with dulaglutide in patients with inadequately controlled type

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Call to Action on World Obesity Day

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Almost a third of Irish children are now overweight – study

Irish boys rank 98th in the obesity charts and girls rank 78th out of 200 countries Almost a third of Irish children are now overweight and the country ranks 58th