Food & Health Research Publications

Food and Health Publications


  • Carson, B.P., Patel, B., Amigo‐Benavent, M., Pauk, M., Gujulla, S.K., Murphy, S.M., Kiely, P.A. and Jakeman, P.M., 2018. Regulation of muscle protein synthesis in an in vitro cell model using ex vivo human serum. Experimental Physiology
  • Davies, R.W., Carson, B.P. and Jakeman, P.M.  2018. The Effect of Whey Protein Supplementation on the Temporal Recovery of Muscle Function Following Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients10(2), p.221   doi:10.3390/nu10020221
  • Aird, T.P., Davies, R.W. and Carson, B.P. 2018. Effects of fasted vs. fed state exercise on performance and post‐exercise metabolism: a systematic review & meta‐analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.  doi: 10.1111/sms.13054


  • Úbeda, N., Carson, B.P., García-González, Á., Aguilar-Ros, A., Díaz-Martínez, Á.E., Venta, R., Terrados, N., O’Gorman, D.J. and Iglesias-Gutiérrez, E., 2017. Muscular contraction frequency does not affect plasma homocysteine concentration in response to energy expenditure-and intensity-matched acute exercise in sedentary males. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, (000), pp.1-6. doi:10.1139/apnm-2017-0265#.Wp1fXWrFKUk
  • Toomey, C.M., W.G. McCormack, and P. Jakeman, The effect of hydration status on the measurement of lean tissue mass by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2017. 117(3): p. 567-574.  doi:
  • McCormack, W.G., Cooke, JP; O'Connor, WT and Jakeman, PM. 2017.  Dynamic measures of skeletal muscle dialysate and plasma amino acid concentration in response to exercise and nutrient ingestion in healthy adult males. Amino Acids, 2017. 49(1): p. 151-159.  doi:
  • Wang, S., et al., Effects of in vitro digestion and storage on the phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of a red grape pomace. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2017. 68(2): p. 188-200.


  • Francis, P., Mc Cormack, W., Toomey, C., Norton, C., Saunders, J., Kerin, E., Lyons, M. and Jakeman, P., 2017. Twelve weeks’ progressive resistance training combined with protein supplementation beyond habitual intakes increases upper leg lean tissue mass, muscle strength and extended gait speed in healthy older women. Biogerontology18(6), pp.881-891. doi:
  • Wang, S., et al., A phenolic extract from grape by-products and its main hydroxybenzoic acids protect Caco-2 cells against pro-oxidant induced toxicity. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2016. 88: p. 65-74.
  • Amigo-Benavent, M., et al., Brief Communication: Discordant ability of the triglyceride to apolipoprotein B ratio to predict triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particle size in normal-weight and obese men. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2016. 241(16): p. 1772-1775.
  • Norton, C., et al., Protein Supplementation at Breakfast and Lunch for 24 Weeks beyond Habitual Intakes Increases Whole-Body Lean Tissue Mass in Healthy Older Adults. Journal of Nutrition, 2016. 146(1): p. 65-69.
  • Power-Grant, O., et al., Evaluation of the antioxidant capacity of a milk protein matrix in vitro and in vivo in women aged 50-70 years. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2016. 67(3): p. 325-334.
  • Hills, T., et al., A Rapid-Response Humoral Vaccine Platform Exploiting Pre-Existing Non-Cognate Populations of Anti-Vaccine or Anti-Viral CD4+T Helper Cells to Confirm B Cell Activation. Plos One, 2016. 11(11).
  • Murphy, S.M., et al., Optimization of an in vitro bioassay to monitor growth and formation of myotubes in real time. Bioscience Reports, 2016. 36.
  • Seery, S. and P. Jakeman, A metered intake of milk following exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution or water in healthy young men. British Journal of Nutrition, 2016. 116(6): p. 1013-1021.
  • Toomey, C., et al., The body composition phenotype of Irish adults aged 18-81 years. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2016. 185(2): p. 537-544.
  • Fernandez-Gomez, B., et al., Insights on the health benefits of the bioactive compounds of coffee silverskin extract. Journal of Functional Foods, 2016. 25: p. 197-207.
  • Davies, R.W., et al., Body composition analysis of inter-county Gaelic athletic association players measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Journal of Sports Sciences, 2016. 34(11): p. 1015-1020.


  • Hughes, K., et al., A longitudinal study of body composition in elite male Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) hurlers. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2015. 69: p. S19-S19.
  • Davies, R., et al., Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry based evaluation of elite Gaelic athletic association players. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2015. 69: p. S24-S24.
  • Carson, B.P., et al., An in vivo microdialysis characterization of the transient changes in the interstitial dialysate concentration of metabolites and cytokines in human skeletal muscle in response to insertion of a microdialysis probe. Cytokine, 2015. 71(2): p. 327-333.
  • Cremona, A., et al., The effects of hydration status on the measurement of lean tissue mass by Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2015. 69: p. S16-S17.
  • McCormack, W., O. Power, and P. Jakeman, Enterogastric regulation of the plasma insulin response following ingestion of a novel milk protein matrix in young and elderly women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2015. 74(OCE2): p. E180-E180. 
  • Norton, C., et al., Effect of 6 month supplemental milk protein intake on lean tissue mass in healthy adults aged 50 to 70 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2015. 74(OCE2): p. E181-E181.
  • Power-Grant, O., et al., In vitro bioactive properties of intact and enzymatically hydrolysed whey protein: targeting the enteroinsular axis. Food & Function, 2015. 6(3): p. 972-980.
  • Toomey, C.M., et al., A Review of Body Composition Measurement in the Assessment of Health. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 2015. 30(1): p. 16-32


  • Carson, B.P., et al., A Preliminary Investigation Into The Effect Of Exercise On Metabolic Flexibility Using A Novel Methodology. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2014. 46(5): p. 157-157.
  • Manuel Silvan, J., M. Amigo-Benavent, and M. Dolores del Castillo, Antioxidant Properties of Soy-Based Drinks and Effects of Processing. Processing and Impact on Antioxidants in Beverages, ed. V. Preedy. 2014. 225-232.
  • Navarro, M., et al., An aqueous pomegranate seed extract ameliorates oxidative stress of human hepatoma HepG2 cells. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2014. 94(8): p. 1622-1627.
  • Power, O., et al., Food protein hydrolysates as a source of dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitory peptides for the management of type 2 diabetes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2014. 73(1): p. 34-46.


  • Norton, C. and P. Jakeman, A method to estimate dietary total antioxidant capacity among elderly Irish women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2013. 72(OCE4): p. E291-E291.
  • Norton, C. and P. Jakeman, Towards a Sustainable Dairy Sector: The underappreciated role of dairy protein in the preservation of lean tissue mass in the elderly. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 2013. 66(3): p. 317-320.
  • Power, O., P. Jakeman, and R.J. FitzGerald, Antioxidative peptides: enzymatic production, in vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity and potential applications of milk-derived antioxidative peptides. Amino Acids, 2013. 44(3): p. 797-820.
  • Cummins, N.M., et al., The effect of behavioural risk factors on osteoporosis in Irish women. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2013. 182(1): p. 97-105.
  • Leahy, S., et al., Generalised equations for the prediction of percentage body fat by anthropometry in adult men and women aged 18-81 years. British Journal of Nutrition, 2013. 109(4): p. 678-685.
  • Del Castillo Bilbao, M.D., et al., Product that comes from coffee husks useful as antioxidant and/or a natural preservative for preventing physiological aging processes, comprises coffee husk powder, or coffee husk extract. Consejo Superior Investigaciones Cientif.
  • Del Castillo, M.D, et al., Phytochemomics and other omics for permitting health claims made on foods. Food Research International, 2013. 54(1): p. 1237-1249.


  • Toomey, C., K. McCreesh, and P. Jakeman, THE INFLUENCE OF ABDOMINAL FAT ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2012. 20: p. S178-S178.
  • Harrison, M., et al., Lipoprotein particle distribution and skeletal muscle lipoprotein lipase activity after acute exercise. Lipids in Health and Disease, 2012. 11.
  • Leahy, S., et al., A comparison of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure total and segmental body composition in healthy young adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2012. 112(2): p. 589-595.
  • Toomey, C., K. McCreesh, and P. Jakeman, THE INFLUENCE OF ABDOMINAL FAT ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2012. 20: p. S178-S178.


  • Carson, B.P., J.M. Del-Bas, and S. Mora, The rab11 effector rab couplin protein (RCP) regulates adiponectin trafficking and secretion in adipocytes. Diabetologia, 2011. 54: p. S304-S304.
  • Jakeman, P.M., Human skeletal muscle interstitial cytokine response to protein feeding measured by in vivo microdialysis. Amino Acids, 2011. 41: p. S76-S76.
  • Leahy, S., et al., A reference base for age-related decrease in lean tissue mass: whole body and segmental lean tissue mass in healthy young Irish men and women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2011. 70(OCE3): p. E69-E69.
  • Power, O., et al., A comparison of the insulinotropic and enterogastric response to ingestion of an equivalent quantity of maltodextran and whey protein. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2011. 70(OCE6): p. E357-E357.