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Metabolic syndrome describes the combined effect of abdominal obesity, high glucose, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.  Over a five to ten year period, these factors double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and quintuple the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle factors, such as a poor diet and physical inactivity are common causes, … Read more

Thoughts from a registered nutritionist

Thoughts from a registered nutritionist By Lara Baudains BSc MSc ANutr We’ve all heard the age-old maxim: “prevention is better than cure” – advice that comes into its own when talking about health. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, obesity rates worldwide have increased threefold since 1975, with more than 340 million children (5-19 years) … Read more


Blog #MendTheVend 11th May 2018 Author Dr. Eilish Yarham When you close your eyes and picture a vending machine what is it you see first? Is it a packet of crisps? A chocolate bar? How about the fizzy drinks? We’re guessing the overall image is something like this: Vending machines are everywhere; schools, train stations, … Read more