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State of the Nation: A Review of Ireland's Planning system 2000- 2011

An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland Land use and planning A system governing land use and planning is intended to play a major role in ensuring development is guided in a manner that is sustainable in environmental, social and economic terms. This r ...

Bord Bia

Bord Glas was integrated into Bord Bia on 1 July 2004. Horticulture is divided into two main sectors- the food sector e.g. fruit and vegetables including mushrooms, potatoes and glasshouse crops; and the amenity sector e.g. trees, shrubs, flowers, and bul ...

Play Here, Play There, Play Everywhere

Dublin City Council Child development and child health The ‘Dublin City Play Plan’ promotes inclusive play and urges those responsible for providing play and/or services for children to adapt a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an initiative of the Dub ...

Effect of acute exercise on postprandial lipemia and biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in normal weight and overweight adolescents

MacEneaney, Owen; Exercise; Health; Sports sciences; exercise; adolescents; obesity; endothelium; postprandial; Elevated postprandial lipemia (PPL) is associated with impaired endothelial function, an increase in adhesion molecule expression and inflammat ...

Unravelling the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of dietary fatty acids

Dowling, Jennifer K.; Biotechnology; Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA); Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been shown to modulate immune responses and have therapeutic effects in inflammatory disorders. The specific mechanisms of their actions have ...

The differential impact of subjective and objective aspects of social engagement on cardiovascular risk factors

WHELAN, BRENDAN JAMES; TIMONEN, VIRPI; KAMIYA, YUMIKO; KENNY, ROSE ANNE; Gerontology; Cardiovascular disease (CVD); Background: This article provides new insights into the impact of social engagement on CVD risk factors in older adults. We hypothesized th ...

Food Consumption Trends and Drivers

Kearney, John M; keywords food consumption trends nutrition transition globalisation; 1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Bioinformatics; A picture of food consumption (availability) trends and projections to 2050, both globally and for different regions of the worl ...

Gene-nutrient interactions and gender may modulate the association between ApoA1 and ApoB gene polymorphisms and metabolic syndrome risk

MC MANUS, ROSS; Genetics; Dyslipidemia; Objective: Dyslipidemia is a key feature of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), which is determined by both genetic and dietary factors. Methods: We determined relationships between ApoA1 and ApoB polymorphisms and MetS ...

Weight Care Project: Health professionals' attitudes and ability to assess body weight status- Study protocol

Murphy, Kathy; Nursing; Background Health professionals working in primary care and public health have opportunities to address body weight status issues with their patients through face-to-face contact. The objectives of this all-Ireland project are: 1. ...

Overweight and obesity among older adults upon admission to hospital

LITHANDER, FIONA; Clinical Medicine; Nutrition; Obesity; Poor nutritional status, which includes both under- and over-nutrition, is associated with poor health outcomes. This cross-sectional study assessed the nutritional status of older patients admitted ...

Joint Nutrition Society and Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Symposium on Nutrition and autoimmune disease Nutrition in Crohn s disease

O'SULLIVAN, MARIA; Nutrition; Crohn's disease; The exact aetiology of Crohn's disease remains unknown. The consensus is that the disease results from a complex interaction between genes, immunity and environmental factors. Diet is a ...

Symposium on 'The challenge of translating nutrition research into public health nutrition'. Session 3: Joint Nutrition Society and Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute Symposium on 'Nutrition and autoimmune disease'. Recent advances in genetic understa

FEIGHERY, CONLETH FRANCIS; MC MANUS, ROSS; Nutrition; autoimmune disease; Over the past 20 years major advances have been made in the diagnosis and understanding of pathogenic mechanisms relating to coeliac disease. Recently-identified genetic markers sup ...

Anorexia, bulimia, and obesity: Shared decision making deficits on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT).

HEVEY, DAVID THOMAS; Psychology; Eating disorders; The pathological eating behaviors in Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and obesity are characterized by a preference for high immediate reward, despite higher future losses in terms of both phy ...

Creating a Health Promoting Environment: The Role of Food

LAYTE, RICHARD; Public Health; Obesity; An analysis of international data on overweight and obesity shows Ireland in a very unflattering light. Along with the UK, Finland, Greece and the US, Ireland has some of the highest rates of adult and child obesity ...

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and the regulation of human invariant natural killer T cells: lessons from obesity, diabetes and psoriasis.

DOHERTY, DEREK; O'REILLY, VINCENT; Immunology; Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1); AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The innate immune cells, invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells), are implicated in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, an inflammatory condition as ...

Food marketing in Irish schools

Kelly, Colette; Clerkin, Pauline; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Food products; Ireland; Marketing opportunities; Obesity; Health Promotion; Purpose- Schools are thought to represent a growing marketing opportunity for food advertisers in many countries. Marketin ...

Body mass index, overweight and obesity in adolescents in Europe and the United States

Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Body mass index; Obesity; Adolescents; Health Promotion; Overweight and obesity have increased globally among children, adolescents, and adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) designates obesity as one of the most important pub ...

Self-reported and measured BMI in Ireland: should we adjust the obesity thresholds?

Madden, David (David Patrick); Body mass index; Receiver operating characteristic; Sensitivity; Specificity; In progress; Using the nationally representative Slan dataset of 2007 we analyse the relationship between self-reported and measured BMI. We find ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infand Cohort (at 5 years) No.1 Transition to school among five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

Growing Up in Ireland- Key Findings: Infand Cohort (at 5 years) No.2 Socio-emotional well-being of five-year-olds

Growing Up in Ireland Child development This is the first in a series of Key Findings from the third wave of interviews with the Infant Cohort in Growing Up in Ireland. The families of around 11,000 children were initially interviewed in 2008/09 when the ...

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