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6 Sep 2010

Abstract

Objective

In the present paper, we examine the association between manual work, resultant functional limitations and reduced ability to carry out daily activities of living (ADL), in older age. We hypothesise that manual workers as opposed to non-manual workers suffer, in older age, functional limitations and reduced ability to carry out ADL. This study is of great importance owing to our ageing Irish population and an ailing health service.

Methods

 A 10 ...

6 Sep 2010

Abstract

Background

The epidemic of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases are due to a considerable increase in energy intake from sugar, fat and salt in addition to a decreasing level of physical activity. Due to changes in modern lifestyles, individuals now depend on out-of-home eating. There is evidence that the catering sector can have a pivotal role in influencing our food choices.

Objective To examine whether a structured catering initiative could significantly...

6 Sep 2010

Abstract

Objectives

 To estimate dietary salt intakes in the Irish population, including variation by age, sex, and measures of obesity.

Design

Two cross-sectional studies.

Settings and Participants

(i) A nationally representative household sample of 10 364 adults, 62% response rate (SLAN study), (ii) samples of adults aged from 18–81 years (N=599) recruited from the general population, a worksite screening exercise and third level students (Safefood...

16 Jun 2010

Breast-feeding rates are lower in Ireland than other westernised countries and are particularly low among low-income families. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the infant feeding decisions of low-income Irish women and to identify perceived barriers and facilitators to breast-feeding initiation and continuation. Four focus groups and 13 semi-structured interviews were carried out with a total of 33 low- income mothers recruited from a variety of urban and rural settings....

16 Jun 2010

Two hundred and forty eight women were recruited from the antenatal clinic at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Participants were considered for this study if they were between 10 and 18 weeks gestation, with a singleton pregnancy and adequate English. All participants completed a 3d food diary in early pregnancy. It was requested that participants record in as much detail as possible their food and beverage intakes. Collected data were entered into NetWISP version 3.0 (Tinuviel Soft...

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