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As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
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food, income, socio-economic factors
Ms Eleanor Bantry White, University College Cork
- Dr Ian Shuttleworth, Queen's University Belfast
- Dr Siobhan Cusack, University College Cork
- Ms Teresa Wills, University College Cork
- Dr Caitríona Ní Laoire, University College Cork
Poor diet among older people is an important public health issue, particularly as malnutrition contributes to increased morbidity and mortality.
Research suggests that older adults are particularly vulnerable to a compromised nutritional intake due to a range of physical, economic and social factors which influence food access, choice and behaviour. As a result, CARDI funded a study on demographic and socio-economic influences on food expenditure as part of its data mining programme in 2011.