How we got the science of weight loss wrong

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 17 June

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Event description

Calorie information is everywhere, and we treat these numbers as gospel. Unfortunately, all the calorie counts you see today are wrong.

Join obesity researcher Giles Yeo as he 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.

In this talk, Giles challenges the conventional model and demonstrates that all calories are not created equal.

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About the speaker

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.

Giles's latest book, 'Why Calories Don't Count: How we got the science of weight loss wrong', is available for purchase from Amazon and all good book stores. 

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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