Ask for Evidence Part 1- Can We Trust the Research and the Red-Tops?

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Research and Trainer in Public Health/25 November 2016 If you pick up today’s paper, it doesn’t matter which one, there will almost certainly be a dramatic health-related story. It seems like the media are constantly reporting a new miracle cure…

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Energy Balance Theory Limitations – Introducing insulin resistance and gut microbiota

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Matt Whitaker – Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/22 November 2016 Within the ‘Introduction to the four main dietary approaches’ blog I briefly mentioned how the energy balance theory has its limitations. This blog is going to explore this claim and hopefully convince you counting…

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

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/21 November 2016 Pretty much every week during our blogs, and during the programmes themselves, we use the phrase “one size doesn’t fit all”. This might seem like a bit of a cliché, but in…

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Introduction to the four main dietary approaches

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Matt Whitaker – Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/14 November 2016 As mentioned in a previous blog, this week I am going to introduce the four main dietary approaches adopted by people across the world. I am going to steer away from referring to these…

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Mini-Blog: World Diabetes Day 2016

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD - Researcher and Trainer in Public Health/9 November 2016 Today (Monday 14th November) is World Diabetes Day! Our normal weekly blog is also up (this week Matt looks at different dietary approaches, available here), but I’ve written a little something to mark the…

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Bariatric Surgery- A first choice or a last resort?

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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!). Working for a charity that provides…

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Should the current guidelines around dietary fat be reassessed?

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

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Ask for Evidence Part 2- How to Critique an Article

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Research and Trainer in Public Health/24 October 2016 Following on from “Ask for Evidence Part 1”, that looked at why we shouldn’t always take the stories we read as gospel (available here if you’ve not seen it), this article gives…

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Introducing X-PERT Heart

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X-PERT Blog: Introducing X-PERT Heart Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Research and Trainer in Public Health/17 October 2016   * NOTE: As with many things, plans change! Since this article was initially written (way back in 2016) a lot has happened here at X-PERT, with…

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Introducing X-PERT Weight

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Matt Whitaker – Research and Trainer in Public Health/17 October 2016 As briefly mentioned in the previous blog ‘introducing X-PERT Heart’ this blog will be introducing the second programme in development and also due for launch at the 2017 X-PERT Audit & Awards Conference, X-PERT…

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