Ireland Invests in Milk Research

September 17, 2010

Food For Health Ireland (FHI; Cork, Ireland) announced, last week, that it has begun utilizing metabolomics in its research of milk metabolites. Based at University College Dublin, FHI is a government agency that aligns scientific and commercial dairy interests to explore the health potential of 'commercially viable bioactives in milk.' 'Metabolomics allows us to examine how milk compounds can alter [metabolism],' said Lorraine Brennan, PhD, project leader for FHI at University College Dublin.

Food For Health Ireland (FHI; Cork, Ireland) announced, last week, that it has begun utilizing metabolomics in its research of milk metabolites.

Based at University College Dublin, FHI is a government agency that aligns scientific and commercial dairy interests to explore the health potential of 'commercially viable bioactives in milk.'

'Metabolomics allows us to examine how milk compounds can alter [metabolism],' said Lorraine Brennan, PhD, project leader for FHI at University College Dublin.

'Through the precise, multivariate analysis of the metabolite environment, we can achieve a broader understanding of the exact processes taking place following treatment with milk fractions. Additionally, it enables us to link milk-derived bioactives into metabolic pathways, substantiating future health claims with essential physiological data.'

The FHI project currently works with four Irish dairy companies: Carbery (Cork), Dairygold (Cork), Glanbia (Kilkenny), and the Kerry Group (Tralee).

For more information, visit Food For Health Ireland.