Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance Project


The Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning (under its Strengthening the All-Island Research Base initiative)


Ulster University: Helene McNulty (PI), Sean Strain, Mary Ward, Julie Wallace

Trinity College Dublin: John Scott

University College Dublin: Mike Gibney

University College Cork: Kevin Cashman

Lay Summary

Co-funding was obtained to extend the TUDA study with specific reference to bone health in ageing. Bone density scans (DXA) were performed on participants recruited from Northern Ireland and markers of bone formation and bone resorption measured in all TUDA participants. Furthermore, the Centre of Excellence in Nutrition and Ageing (CENA) was established within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster University.

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