How We Got the Science of Weight Loss Wrong – with Giles Yeo
All of the calorie counts you see on food today are wrong. Obesity researcher Giles Yeo shows why calories are not created equal.
Giles’ newest book “Why Calories Don’t Count” is available now: https://geni.us/rjch7M
Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/S5F0x1HZSBs
Giles Yeo explores what your environment has to do with your bodyweight, the science behind why popular diets succeed, at least in the short term, and why they ultimately fail.
Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to researching the genetics of obesity. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and assisted the ground-breaking 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 MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, where he is Principal Research Associate, and is a fellow and graduate tutor at Wolfson College. Giles also moonlights as a science presenter for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge with his family.
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