Coronavirus social distancing and doing your part

Coronavirus social distancing and doing your part. Dr Sean Wheatley, MSc, PhD - Science and Research Lead This short blog shouldn’t really tell you anything you don’t already know. With everything that is going on right now it is clearly a confusing and difficult time…

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Baby Boomers – Weight, Waist and Diabetes 

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Baby Boomers - Weight, Waist and Diabetes Paul Hollinrake - Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/27th February 2020 Introduction  The number of older adults and life expectancy in the UK is increasing. This is partly due to the rapid rise in births between 1946 - 64 and overall improved medical care (Davies, 2016). It has been acknowledged that the NHS is in crisis over funding and…

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A Valentine’s Special: The Science of Love and How it Affects Our Health

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A Valentine’s Special: The Science of Love and How it Affects Our Health Nina Evans - Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 February 2020 How Love Affects Our Health. Valentine’s Day, the annual day where lovers express their affection. Whilst the day is often flooded…

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part Two – Psychology

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part Two - Psychology Matthew Whitaker - Digital Health Lead/30 January 2020 Understanding Weight Gain - Psychology. Last October I was invited to speak at the Diabetes Professional Care Conference on ‘Understanding weight gain and the risks associated with it’. During my…

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part One – Physiology

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part One - Physiology Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead In October I was invited to speak at the Diabetes Professional Care Conference on ‘Understanding weight gain and the risks associated with it’. During my research for this talk I gained such…

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New Year Resolutions – Do They Work?

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New Year Resolutions  Author: Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/3 January 2020 New Year Resolutions. As we welcome in the New Year and decade many of us start thinking about how we can improve our lives, careers, relationships and much more. For some,…

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Antinutrients

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Antinutrients. Author: Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 December 2019 Antinutrients or antinutritional factors are “natural or synthetic compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients”. The majority of the research in this area focuses on certain compounds in plant foods which cause…

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Considerations for a Meat-Free Diet

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Considerations for a Meat-Free Diet Author: Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 December 2019 Vegetarian and vegan diets have gained widespread popularity in recent years with some sources estimating figures have grown by approximately 350% in the past decade. A recent report even…

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“Keep your waist to less than half your height”: why the waist to height ratio deserves more credit

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Monitor Waist to Height Ratio Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/29 November 2019 Monitor Waist to Height Ratio. The impact of being overweight or obese on health is well known, but some of the most widely used ways of measuring this are…

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Research suggests blood pressure medication should be taken in the evening

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Blood Pressure Medication In Evenings Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/18 November 2019  Blood Pressure Medication In Evenings. A recent study that received a lot of media coverage claimed that people would be best advised to take their blood pressure medication in…

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