Gene Eating, by Dr Giles Yeo, is a very enjoyable read by someone who knows what they are writing about. It is rare to find a book, written by a world class scientist that is both informative and entertaining. Giles not only delves into the science of obesity but, with honesty and great precision, skewers many of the more foolish fad diets out there.
This is an excellent and engaging book, but also an important one. It is about time that a serious, respected academic provided a voice of reason, speaking out against fad diets and the very real harms that they can do.
Giles makes so much sense, and cuts through the confusion about diet and health with refreshing directness. His excellent book Gene Eating busts myths and homes in on what you really need to know. It's been a genuine help to me and I'm sure it will be to everyone who reads it.
A hard-to-fault book written in a way that entertains as well as it informs... Yeo's study of human appetite is packed with insights and revelations, incorporating up-to-date scientific thinking... It's an anti-diet diet book you can trust.
Gene Eating is one of the clearest attempts I have come across to explain complicated science. It is an entertaining read, full of lively anecdotes and self-deprecating humour... It is hard to imagine a more likeable guide than Yeo, or a more level-headed one. But if he sometimes makes us laugh in this wise, sensible book, his message is deadly serious.
Dr Yeo is a leading scientist in the field of obesity and one of our best science communicators. Everyone worried about their weight ought to read this book to digest its message about the importance of genetics.
Gene Eating is just a fantastic book exactly as you'd expect - but more so. Mainly it's very funny, packed with science and trivia and genuinely helpful weightloss and nutrition info.
Presents the facts we need to change our relationship with food to a healthier one in an engaging and easily digestible way.
[An] engaging and accessible book.
DR GILES YEO AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Spark Theatre on George Street
12th Aug 2019 2:00 pm