MET Medicinal Nutrition and Sport

As part of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network, the research team at MET can support the Irish food and sport industries in all aspects of innovative research and development to help meet the increasing consumer demand for health giving products.

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Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. This FREE one-to-one online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwideContinue reading “Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers”

World Water Day 2022

World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance, falling today 22nd March. Beginning in 1993, it celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal water and sanitation for all byContinue reading “World Water Day 2022”

Nutrition & Women’s Health

Women have unique nutritional needs. Different nutrients are important through the different stages of a woman’s life: teenage years, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Certain nutrients are important in teenage girls as they begin menstruation, especially iron [1] . Daly et al found that up to 9% of Irish teenage girls may be deficient in iron.Continue reading “Nutrition & Women’s Health”

Heart Health

Summary More than 5,000 people in Ireland die from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) each year Making different lifestyle choices may reduce your risk Dietary factors are a major contributor to increased risk There is no better month for Valentine’s Day to fall than February which is heart health awareness month. With hearts surrounding us onContinue reading “Heart Health”

World Cancer Day

Fantastic vlog by Nóra ní Fhlannagáin on the importance of physical activity to reduce cancer risk to mark #WorldCancerDay Watch “Building muscle to reduce cancer risk” here.

The Good, The Fad And The Ugly

Summary Fad diets can be tempting as they offer short term solutions to a complex problem. However, they can lead to nutritional inadequacies such as energy and nutrient deficiencies.   Claims that sound too good to be true probably are.  Good nutrition is about healthy sustainable dietary behaviour. Make healthier choices, eat a nutritionally balancedContinue reading “The Good, The Fad And The Ugly”

Case Study: Edge Performance Analytics

Assessment of a novel prototype device monitoring human movement Dr Chris Duke and Dr Micheál Newell are the co-founders of Edge Performance Analytics, a sports technology company focused on monitoring human movement and specifically knee joint function. The measurement of joint motion (angular kinematics) during human movement is complex and traditionally involves the use of video-based systems. RecentContinue reading “Case Study: Edge Performance Analytics”

Food Product Reformulation

The Minister of Health has recently announced plans for food reformulation in Ireland, with the launch of “A Roadmap for Food Reformulation in Ireland”. 1 Food reformulation is defined as “changing the nutrient content of a processed food product to either reduce the content of negative nutrients such as sodium, saturated fat, trans fat orContinue reading “Food Product Reformulation”

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