The NUTRIMAL project is a nutrition and healthy aging research project that is currently ongoing in University College Dublin. It is investigating whether a food-based nutritional supplement can improve muscle mass and strength in men and women aged 65 and over who have low muscle mass and/or strength.
Many of us hear about the results of research studies on the TV or in the newspaper, but what is actually involved in arriving at that research finding? The purpose of this blog is to take you with us through the highs and lows of the research journey from start to finish and to provide a unique insight into what goes on behind the scenes in a human research project! We will then take you along with us every step of the way – from recruiting the participants right through to publishing our research results. This blog may be of interest to NUTRIMAL participants, to anyone thinking about participating in a research study or pursuing a career in research, or to anyone interested in science, nutrition and healthy aging. Conducting a research study is never straight forward so no doubt we will encounter some bumps and barriers along the way…but that’s all part of the adventure 🙂