Hot topics in nutrition research in Ireland

A. P. Nugent*

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This article provides a flavour of some of the nutrition-related research underway in Ireland at present. Specific areas range from biomarker discovery and personalised nutrition to assessments of food, nutrient and food chemical intake using data collected as part of national food surveys. Other areas include the influence of genetics, diet and lifestyle on diet and health outcomes, targeted programmes to assist lifestyle change in 'at risk' groups, such as those at risk of cardiovascular disease. Irish researchers are also collaborating with the food industry to identify and characterise functional foods and bioactives, which can be commercialised. Much of this research feeds into European Union-wide ventures ranging from Joint Programme Initiatives to the activities of the European Food Safety Authority.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition Bulletin
Issue number2
Early online date10 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Dairy mining
  • Dietary surveys
  • Folic acid
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Phenotype
  • Riboflavin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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