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5 Nov 2009

Research question and contribution

To investigate the impact of economic change in  food expenditure during the decade 1994 to 2004

with referance to the food pyramid

Determine if Irish food choices are changing by examining types of food choice, with a paticular

emphasis of a movement towards or away from healthy eating.

To model an aggregate food demand system whilst also considering  the potential effects of demographic and  socio-economic factors.

9 Oct 2009

Limited research has been conducted on the cross-generational relationship of body mass index (BMI) in children, parents and  grandparents. The main study objective was to substantiate this relationship.

The Lifeways Cross-Generation cohort comprises maternal and birth data for 1092 infants from hospital records and self-reported weight and height for mothers, selected fathers and at least one grandparent from a baseline questionnaire. Five year follow-up provided height and weight mea...

1 Oct 2009

Recent trends have shown that infant birth weight in Ireland has increased over the past number of years, implying that environmental factors may be partly responsible for this increase. It has been suggested that consuming a low-glycaemic index (GI) diet during pregnancy may help to reduce the risk of macrosomia by influencing maternal blood glucose concentrations, hence regulating delivery of glucose to the foetus.  The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of early pregnan...

11 Sep 2009

To examine trends in sensitivity and specificity of self-reported vs clinically measured body mass index (BMI) from three adult national lifestyle surveys over a 10 year period.

Design and Participants

Cross-sectional studies involving nationally representative samples in 1998, 2002 and 2007. Data on both self-reported and measured height and weight were available from 66 men and 142 women in 1998, 147 men and 184 women in 2002 and 909 men and 1128 women in 2007.

9 Sep 2009


Food poverty is intrinsically linked to inadequate income, poor dietary and lifestyle habits, and health inequalities, placing the “food poor” at higher risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Much of the evidence linking food poverty and poor diet is based on ecological level analysis. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), a diet optimising dietary quality specifically limiting the intake salt, fats and s...

3 Sep 2009


Ireland has experienced much economic and social change in recent times along with rising levels of overweight. Two-thirds of adults are now overweight or obese. Excess weight is a major risk for chronic disease for all ages which heralds a great societal burden and presents challenges and opportunities for the food industry.

Individual food choice is an important and complex factor to be understood in order for food manufacturers to enable healthy choices.

It ca...

17 Jun 2009

The aim of the present study was to explore potential associations between resilience and the frequency of consumption of various food groups in middle-aged Europeans. Previous research has implied that a decline in psychological well-being can impact on eating behaviour and body fat distribution in both human subjects and animals. The frequency with which particular food groups are consumed may serve as a proxy marker of physical and psychological health status. Data were collected by survey...

17 Jun 2009

There appears to be a dearth of research that has explored associations between fat intake and mood in healthy populations. Older adults are
vulnerable to nutritional deficiency and this may impact on their mood. This analysis explored relationships between dietary habits and subjective
mood in healthy older Europeans. Adults aged 70–90 years were recruited (n 382) in Rome, Italy (n 108) and Grenoble, France (n 91) and aged 55–70
years in Northern Ireland, UK (n 93) and Cler...


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