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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). doi:10.1007/s11695-017-2678-6 Abstract Mette S. Nielsen, Bodil J. Christensen, Christian Ritz, Simone Rasmussen, Thea T. Hansen, Wender L. P. Bredie, Carel W. le Roux, Anders Sjödin, Julie B. Schmidt Background Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) lead to a reduction in […]

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 often go hand in hand. Malnutrition refers to under-nutrition that affects a person’s health and wellbeing. It can come about if the body cannot use […]

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 London View profile and abstract here 2. Unmet need for bariatric surgery Professor Patricia Kearney, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork View profile, abstract, […]

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 effect on patient experience and family life for adults and children alike. While optimising quality of life in HEN patients can be challenging, the initiation […]

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 older adults. Martin originally graduated with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, and following his studies, was accepted onto Abbott Laboratories Professional […]

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 who also suffer from disease related malnutrition, require significantly greater resource use, estimated to cost European Healthcare Systems as much as €170 billion each year2. […]

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 permeability, cathelicidin and disease markers in Crohn’s disease: Results from a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study’ emerged from Dr Tara Raftery’s Irish Research Council funded PhD […]

IrSPEN calls on Joint Oireachtas Committee

on Future healthcare to commit more resources to tackling nutritional problems The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, chaired by Former  Former Minister of State for Primary Care Róisín Shortall, has been set up to achieve cross-party consensus on a 10-year strategy for healthcare and health policy in Ireland, and to make recommendations on […]