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X-PERT Blog 16: Fad or Fab? When is a dietary approach worth a go?

7th February 2017

This blog looks at what separates the fad diets from those that have some substance. 

07 February 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1819)
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X-PERT Blog 15: How can poor sleep quality and stress lead to weight gain?

23rd January 2017

Have you ever heard that high levels of stress and/or poor sleep quality can lead to weight gain and questioned how this may be possible? This weeks blog may help shine some light on the subject matter!

22 January 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (2228)
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X-PERT Blog 14: Cholesterol- the good, the bad and the ugly

9th January 2017

We're all told to watch our cholesterol. That we need more "good" and less "bad". But what does all this actually mean?

09 January 2017/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2094)
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X-PERT Blog 13: How to achieve sustained weight loss

3rd January 2017

New Years resolutions are often based around weight loss, this weeks blog examines how to sustain weight loss and avoid relapse! 

03 January 2017/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (1748)
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X-PERT Blog 12: Christmas versus Type 2 Diabetes (and Weight Management)

19th December 2016

The festive period can pose problems for anyone trying to manage their blood glucose and/or weight. This week's blog looks at what can be done to try and balance the excesses of Christmas with achieving your health goals.

19 December 2016/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1777)
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X-PERT Blog 11: Insulin: The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems?

12th December 2016

Following on from the limitations of energy balance theory blog, this week we examine how insulin initiates weight gain and how regulating levels may help you achieve your health goals.

12 December 2016/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (4044)
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X-PERT Blog 10: Our response to some new saturated fat research- Plain English version

5th December 2016

We recently wrote a rapid response to a study published in the BMJ. This blog provides a plain English version of that response.

05 December 2016/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1636)
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X-PERT response to new Saturated Fat research in the BMJ

On the 23rd November 2016 a study was published in the BMJ concluding that the consumption of dietary saturated fatty acids (SFA) increased the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men and women. This article is our response to that article, and why we don't believe the conclusions are accurate.

30 November 2016/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2411)
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X-PERT Blog 9: Energy Balance Theory Limitations

28th November 2016

This weeks blog explores the limitations of the energy balance theory and explains why counting calories does not necessarily lead to its predicted weight loss!

28 November 2016/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (3207)
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X-PERT Blog 8: Why one size doesn't fit all when it comes to what we eat

21st November 2016

This week's blog considers how differences in our biology and our lifestyles mean that one dietary approach might work for one person but not for another

21 November 2016/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (3136)
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