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The science of dieting and obesity

  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London, England, W1S United Kingdom (map)
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Hosted by The Royal institution

Each New Year brings new diets and health fads. But what actually works? Using the latest science and his own research, Giles Yeo will explore how to break the cycle of pseudo-science and misinformation surrounding the world of dieting as he discusses his new ‘anti-diet’ diet book.

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 family.

What to expect?

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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The Merit Club members receive an exclusive 20% discount from the Royal Institution.


Date: Friday 11 January 2019, 19:00 – 20:30

Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Investment: £12.80 (£3.20 discount)


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