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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 (1399)
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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 (554)
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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 (942)
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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 (1009)
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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 (866)
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X-PERT Blog 36: Let’s Talk Sugar - First Measure of Industry Progress

31st May 2018

This week's blog gives an overview of the first report on the progress of the government's sugar reduction programme as well as a snippet on sweeteners. 

31 May 2018/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (945)
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X-PERT Blog 35: Diabetes UK Evidence-Based Nutrition Guidelines 2018

28th March 2018

At this year's Diabetes UK Professional Conference in London the new Diabetes UK evidence-based nutrition guidelines were officially launched. This week's blog summarises the key take home messages from this 2018 update, focusing on the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes.

28 March 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (1399)
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X-PERT Blog 34: Exercise and weight loss – the basics

20th March 2018

This blog will introduce the basics about different types of exercise, associated benefits and practical recommendations.

20 March 2018/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1559)
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X-PERT Blog 33: Can Type 2 Diabetes really be reversed?

20th February 2018

Until relatively recently the very concept of reversing Type 2 diabetes would have been dismissed by many people, healthcare professionals included. But emerging evidence has completely changed this view. This blog takes a quick look at some of this evidence, and whether reversing Type 2 diabetes is really possible.

20 February 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1423)
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X-PERT Blog 32: Do you have a gut feeling about your health?

7th February 2018

Our gut health is known to influence our physical health and the risk of developing several health conditions. However, research also suggests that it may also play a role in determining our psychological health. This week’s blog discusses this gut-brain connection and provides some tips to improve your gut microbiota health.

07 February 2018/Author: Kirstie Lamb/Number of views (962)
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