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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

#MendTheVend

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

Dr Venita Patel talks to us about combating childhood obesity

BLOG Combating Childhood Obesity April 23rd, 2018 Author Dr Eilish Yarham  Dr Venita Patel is a Community Paediatrician with extra training in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine and lead doctor for Childhood Nutrition and Obesity, as part of the Evelina Hospital. She talked to us about her work to help combat the obesity epidemic. “Childhood obesity … Read more

A sustainable supply of economically sensible food, that people are able to cook

Blog A sustainable supply of economically sensible food, that people are able to cook 23rd April 2018 Author Dr. Jessicarr Moorhouse An interview with Dr Alan Gilman, a GP in Greater Manchester, about nutrition and lifestyle medicine in deprived communities. The promotion of nutrition and lifestyle medicine has never been more important. The rise in lifestyle-related … Read more