Baby Boomers – Weight, Waist and Diabetes 

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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 provision, despite this there is currently a greater need for healthcare as the…

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

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Nina Evans - Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 February 2020 Valentine’s Day, the annual day where lovers express their affection. Whilst the day is often flooded with exchanges of chocolates and confectionery (albeit not the greatest day for weight loss or weight management), being…

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Understanding weight gain. Part two – psychology

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Matthew Whitaker - Digital Health Lead/30 January 2020 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 research for this talk I gained such insight into how much of…

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Low Carb & Type 2 Diabetes – a simple(ish) summary of our new position statement

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/17 January 2020  Last week we launched a new position statement, looking at the evidence for using low carb diets for the management of Type 2 diabetes. In this week’s blog I’ve broken down the key messages…

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Understanding weight gain. Part one – physiology

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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 insight into how much of a massive…

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New Year Resolutions – Do they work?

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Author: Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/3 January 2020 New Year Resolutions – Do they work? 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…

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Antinutrients

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Author: Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 December 2019 My previous blog discussed vegetarian and vegan diets and the certain considerations that should be taken into account when thinking of, or going, meat-free. Antinutrients were briefly mentioned, and whilst there wasn’t enough room…

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Considerations for a Meat-Free Diet

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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 predicted that by 2025, a…

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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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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/29 November 2019 The impact of being overweight or obese on health is well known, but some of the most widely used ways of measuring this are often criticised. Finding a simple to use and easy to…

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Research suggests blood pressure medication should be taken in the evening

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/18 November 2019  A recent study that received a lot of media coverage claimed that people would be best advised to take their blood pressure medication in the evening. It is highly unusual for the media to…

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