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Diabetes Remission Revisited: Why One Size Might Fit All After All… (Sometimes)

9th August 2018

At X-PERT we normally say "one size doesn't fit all". But when it comes to putting type 2 diabetes into remission, this might not always be the case. This week's blog takes a quick look at the latest research in this area and what this might mean for people with type 2 diabetes.

09 August 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (222)
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X-PERT Blog 45: Whetting the Appetite – Part Two: Coping with Hunger Cues

Our environment can have a profound influence on what and how much we eat. This blog highlights how to be more mindful when it comes to eating and how to tune into your hunger cues.

01 August 2018/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (79)
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X-PERT Blog 44: Sweet Escape - 6 Ways to Identify Hidden Sugars in Your Diet

26th July 2018

Sugar is frequently hidden in foods so we often don’t know we’re eating it. Here are 6 ways to help identify and minimise your hidden sugar consumption.

26 July 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (171)
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X-PERT Blog 43: World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications- Take Home Messages

19th July 2018

A summary of some of the take home messages from presentations at the 10th World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications.

19 July 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (292)
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X-PERT Blog 42: Does stress impact hair colour? It’s a bit of a grey area…

12th July 2018

Many may blame their grey hair on the stress in their lives, but is there any evidense that supports this accusation?

12 July 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (229)
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X-PERT Blog 41: Whetting the Appetite – Part One

In this blog, some of the key physiological systems responsible for appetite will be discussed, which by definition is our desire to eat. This is different from hunger, which is our physical need to eat.

05 July 2018/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (278)
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X-PERT Blog 40: What's the Bad Rap with Barbecues?

28th June 2018

Being weather appropriate, this week's blog discusses our beloved barbecue; once a summer staple, now a cautioned cooking method. 

28 June 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (97)
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X-PERT Blog 39: “Food for Thought” conference: a catalyst for change or a waste of time?

21st June 2018

The BMJ and Swiss Re hosted conference, "Food for thought", was hailed by some as a big opportunity to make a difference in the world of nutrition. But was the hype justified? This week's blog takes a look at the ups and downs of this event.

21 June 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (227)
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X-PERT Blog 38: The many myths of intermittent fasting…

14th June 2018

Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach that many dismiss due to misunderstandings. This blog aims to dispel some of these as myths, that shoud not be worried about!

14 June 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (220)
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X-PERT Blog 37: Counting Calories – Is it a valuable metric and worth the effort?

7/6/18

In this week's blog, we will discuss some of the limitations of counting calories.​

07 June 2018/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (185)
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