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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

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Press Release: New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism), ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland) release new national data to highlight urgent need for national

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Unwanted weight loss in oesophageal cancer to benefit from research funding by Irish Cancer Society

Unintentional weight loss in oesophageal cancer is one of the research areas to benefit from a new scholarship grant by the Irish Cancer Society The Irish Cancer Society has announced