Dr Giles Yeo

Gene Eating - the truth and science of diets and obesity

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Date/time:
Sat 4th May 2019 Start Time: 4:00 pm End Time: 5:00 pm

Venue:
Stratford Play House

Price:
£10 (£8 students)

In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle? Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, the presenter of BBC2’s Horizon Clean Eating - the Dirty Truth talks about his seminal ‘anti-diet’ diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense and toxic diet advice, and confronting the advocates of ‘clean eating’, Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite. With nearly 20 years’ experience, he studies obesity and the brain control of food intake.

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