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Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets
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Dr Giles Yeo
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Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets

Dr Giles Yeo


9781841882918

Little Brown


Medicine;
Popular medicine & health;
Diets & dieting


Paperback

368 pages

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Why are we all getting fatter? Why are some people hungrier than others? Why, despite all of the latest advice, is obesity on the rise? And why don't diets work?

In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that's literally killing us all?

Drawing on the very latest science, and his own genetic research at Cambridge University, Dr. Giles Yeo has written the seminal 'anti-diet' diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense, detoxifying diet advice and confronting the advocates of clean eating, Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite.

In a post-truth world, GENE EATING cuts straight to the data-driven facts. Only by understanding the physiology of our bodies, their hormonal functions and their caloric needs can we overcome the misinformation of modern dieting trends, empower us to make better decisions, and achieve healthy relationships with food, our bodies and our weight.

Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and fascinating detail, GENE EATING is an urgent and essential book that will change the way we eat.

By:   Dr Giles Yeo
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781841882918
ISBN 10:   1841882917
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years' experience dedicated to researching obesity and the brain control of food intake. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and assisted the pioneering 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 the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, where he is director of Genomics, and is a fellow and graduate tutor at Wolfson College. Giles also moonlights as science presenter for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge with his family.


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. * Robert Plomin, author of Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are * 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. * Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall * [An] engaging and accessible book. -- Caroline Sanderson * SUNDAY EXPRESS S MAGAZINE * 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. -- Christina Patterson * SUNDAY TIMES * 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. * Dr Chris van Tulleken * 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. * Anthony Warner, author of THE ANGRY CHEF * 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. * Michael Mosley *

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