Dr Nadejda Lupolova holds a MSc in Biotechnology from the University of York and a PhD in Infection and Immunity from the University of Edinburgh, UK. During her time in academia she used Bioinformatics and applied Machine Learning techniques to predict bacterial and viral phenotypes from whole genome sequenced data. Examples of her work include Pathogenicity and severity of disease prediction caused by S. enterica and E. coli; Microbiome dynamics following antibiotic intervention; Development of a rapid phage discovery and prediction of phage-bacteria interaction for phage therapy applications. Nadejda left academia and established a small private health coaching service where she focused on helping women to manage their high blood glucose through dietary changes. Observational data obtained from certain types of dietary interventions not only illustrate the latest research on gut-brain connection and prove to be a successful strategy for type-2 diabetes prevention, but interestingly, may be used as a stress management tool.
Title: Can a diet tackle stress?
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. While the obvious course of action would be lifestyle and dietary changes, multiple studies demonstrate that the majority of dieters cannot sustain their weight management plans and eventually regain their initial weight back with some extra. Stress-related overeating is one of the contributing factors to increasing obesity as well as one of the main underlying reasons why people give up on their weight loss plans.
- There is a subpopulation of women with higher risk of t2d, obesity and stress-eating behavour
- Can we formulate an overeating-proof diet?
- How can we identify the high risk population and when is the best time to intervene