Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to what we eat

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/21 November 2016 Pretty much every week during our blogs, and during the X-PERT Health education programmes themselves, we use the phrase “one size doesn’t fit all”. This might seem…

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Introduction to the four main dietary approaches

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Four Main Dietary Approaches Matt Whitaker – Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/14 November 2016 This week I will introduce the four main dietary approaches adopted by people across the world. I am going to steer away from referring to these approaches as ‘diets’ as…

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Mini-Blog: World Diabetes Day 2016

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World Diabetes Day 2016 Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD - Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/9 November 2016 Today (Monday 14th November) is World Diabetes Day! I’ve written a little something to mark the occasion. This year’s theme is “Test 2 Prevent”. Th aim is to encourage…

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Bariatric Surgery- A first choice or a last resort?

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Bariatric Surgery Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Research and Trainer in Public Health/7 November 2016 Many of you reading this may well have watched the recent BBC Panorama programme; “Diabetes: The Hidden Killer” (though please stick with me if you haven’t!). I was disappointed by…

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Should the current guidelines around dietary fat be reassessed?

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Current Dietary Fat Guidelines Matt Whitaker – Research and Trainer in Public Health/25 October 2016 In a previous blog I mentioned how the current dietary fat guidelines are not supported by a strong evidence base (1). This blog aims to address this and increase public knowledge of…

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Ask for Evidence Part 2- How to Critique an Article

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How to Critique an Article Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Research and Trainer in Public Health/24 October 2016 How to Critique an Article follows on from “Ask for Evidence Part 1”, that looked at why we shouldn’t always take the stories we read as gospel.…

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Introducing X-PERT Weight

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X-PERT Weight Matt Whitaker – Research and Trainer in Public Health/17 October 2016 This blog introduces a new programme in development due to launch at the 2017 X-PERT Audit & Awards Conference, X-PERT Weight. Why do we need X-PERT Weight? The X-PERT Weight programme is…

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