• Question: Have you ever made a well know discovery or a discovery that was big in your field of work?

    Asked by Eamonn to Yvonne on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Yvonne Lenighan

      Yvonne Lenighan answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Hi Eamonn,

      How are you today? I have done some research on how much processed red meat Irish people eat and whether these intakes are associated with blood markers of cardiovascular disease and diabetes… This had never been researched in Irish people before and I found that small amounts of processed red meat as part of the overall diet were not associated with increased risk of disease-in my study population.. This was an interesting and important finding and I presented the work at lots of conferences and also published my results in an online journal. This was a proud day for me!