Transforming Health Care Through Prevention - Is Obesity a Choice?

Giles Yeo eating a donut
Dr Giles Yeo, BA PhD Institute of Metabolic Sciences, University of Cambridge
Date 17/01/2020 at 18.00 - 17/01/2020 at 19.00 Where Lee Hall, Wolfson College

Fellow Dr Giles Yeo explains the science behind obesity and talks about ways to fight this large public health threat.

Giles Yeo eating a donut

It is clear that the cause of obesity is a result of eating more than you burn. It is physics. What is more complex to answer is why some people eat more than others? Differences in our genetic make-up mean some of us are slightly more hungry all the time and so eat more than others. In contrast to the prevailing view, obesity is not a choice. People who are obese are not bad or lazy; rather, they are fighting their biology. Society has to accept this, before we can form successful strategies to tackle this largest of public health problems.


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