GILES YEO: BBC’s TRUST ME I’m a doctor

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 Giles Yeo 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. 

Giles will be signing copies of his new book, Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets, after the event.

Entry to this event is on a first come, first serve basis. Please come early to avoid disappointment.