3pm, Saturday 26th January

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Why do so many diets fail?

At any given point in time 1 in 5 of us will be on a diet, and almost 60% of us are either overweight or obese.  However despite the amount of advice out there, losing weight and trying to keep it off is incredibly difficult.  But why?  Cambridge scientist and presenter of BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor has spent 20 years studying how genes influence our eating habits.  In his new book Gene Eating he tackles the question of why some people eat more than others and whether we can really trust the diets we are being sold. Yeo argues that understanding our genes is essential if we want to lose weight and improve our health. 

Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets is published on 27th December

This event is included in our Saturday Afternoon and Weekend headliner tickets