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Fat but fit?

15th August 2017

According to the media new research has debunked the idea that you can be "fat but fit", but are these reports really true? We take a look at the study behind the stories.

15 August 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (251)
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X-PERT Blog 26: Body weight set point – The key to sustainable weight loss?

11th August 2017

Sustainable weight loss can only be achieved when you reduce your body's set point. This weeks blog explains how you may achieve this.

11 August 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (438)
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X-PERT Blog 25: Anecdotes or analysis? Why stories can (sometimes) beat studies

25th July 2017

Research is important and is quite rightly used to guide public health policy and advice. However, sometimes this research doesn't tell the whole story. This blog takes a look at why those anecdotes which are so often dismissed just might give some clues as to what could work for you.

25 July 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (414)
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X-PERT Blog 24: Exercise - good for our gut?

3rd July 2017

We all know that physical activity is good for us, but could it also offer benefits for our gut health? This week's blog looks at this new and expanding area of research.

03 July 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (210)
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X-PERT Blog 23: A whistle stop tour of Alzheimer’s and what you can do to prevent, halt or even reverse progression of memory loss and cognitive decline

14th June 2017

Can our lifestyle prevent, halt or even reverse progression of Alzheimer's disease? 

14 June 2017/Author: Trudi/Number of views (294)
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X-PERT Blog 22: Breakfast- to eat or not to eat?

12th June 2017

Breakfast is referred to as 'the most important meal of the day'. This week's blog examines the evidence behind this claim.

12 June 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (537)
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X-PERT Blog 21: The sunshine vitamin our bones ‘D’-pend on!

30th May 2017

What is vitamin D and what are the recent changes to recommendations?

30 May 2017/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (528)
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X-PERT Blog 20: Ketones- healthful or harmful?

15th May 2017

When ketones are mentioned many people gasp in horror (whilst other people have no idea what you're talking about). But is the association of ketones with "danger" fair? 

15 May 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (673)
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X-PERT Blog 19: Should we be taking salt reduction messages with a pinch of salt?

4th April 2017

We are often told to reduce salt intake, but why? Because of it's detrimental impact on cardiovascular health.... Maybe not!

04 April 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (747)
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X-PERT Blog 18: Wholegrains, Processed Carbs and Health. Going Against the Grain?

16th March 2017

In the face of conlicting advice and opinions we take a look at whether there is a place for the humble grain in a healthy diet.

16 March 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1103)
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