Worcester College: Lecture Theatre, UNITED KINGDOM

31 Mar 2019, 12:00

Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth about Diets Giles Yeo Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:00pm 1 hour Worcester College: Lecture Theatre £8 - £13.50 Geneticist and BBC presenter Dr Giles Yeo explains why many diets simply do not work and offers advice on how to establish a healthy relationship with food. Yeo draws on the latest science and his own research into genetics to look at the human appetite and the way we eat. Why are we getting fatter, why are some people hungrier that others and why don't diets work? Yeo explores the history of our food and debunks marketing and toxic diet advice. Yeo has more than 20 years' experience researching the genetics of obesity and is director of genomics at the Medical Research Council Metabolic Diseases Unit. He presented the BBC's critically acclaimed Horizon: Clean eating - the Dirty Truth and has also been seen on BBC Two's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor and on BBC One's Britain's Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.