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Gene Eating


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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 Principal Research Associate, 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.


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 *
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 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 *
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 *
[An] engaging and accessible book. -- Caroline Sanderson * SUNDAY EXPRESS S MAGAZINE *
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 *
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 *
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. -- Garry Bushell * DAILY EXPRESS *
Presents the facts we need to change our relationship with food to a healthier one in an engaging and easily digestible way. * WOMAN'S WEEKLY *
Dr Yeo combines hard science with brilliant storytelling in a way that delivers a new perspective on diet culture and makes you reconsider your own beliefs around food. * WOMEN'S HEALTH *

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