The Royal Institution, UNITED KINGDOM

11 Jan 2019, 19:00

Each New Year brings new diets and health fads. But what actually works? Using the latest science and his own research, Giles Yeo will explore how to break the cycle of pseudo-science and misinformation surrounding the world of dieting as he discusses his new 'anti-diet' diet book. Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years' experience dedicated to researching the genetics of obesity. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and assisted the ground-breaking research that uncovered key pathways in how the brain controls food intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways differ from person to person, and the influence of genetics in our relationship with food and eating habits. He is based at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, where he is Principal Research Associate, and is a fellow and graduate tutor at Wolfson College. Giles also moonlights as a science presenter for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge with family. The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery. Book signing Copies of Giles' book 'Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets', will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.