'Gene Eating' by Dr Giles Yeo to be released on 27 December

A new book by Fellow of Wolfson Giles Yeo looks at the obesity epidemic with a scientist's eye.

Gilse Yeo and Meg Westbury with Gene Eating

Why are we hungry? What's the best way to lose weight? Should we eat paleo, low-carb or gluten-free? Is it true that some people can eat anything they want and never gain weight? 

Giles Yeo takes these questions seriously, and delves into the answers based on the current science and his own research as a geneticist. Not a diet book, but an 'anti-diet' book, Gene Eating cuts through much of the pseudoscience and marketing scams that fuel the diet and 'clean eating' industries. 

In the book, Giles explores the history of our food, translating his pioneering research into an engaging study of the human appetite. Anyone who has seen Giles speak at Wolfson or elsewhere (Are your genes to blame when your jeans don't fit is the title of one of his most popular talks) will recognise his entertaining brand of science communication. Yet underpinning that is Giles' background as an obesity geneticist who studies the control of body weight. 

"In this book, I place the obesity epidemic in perspective, by explaining our current understanding of how food intake is controlled, how this diff ers between people, and how our genes influence our interaction with the environment."

Gene Eating is "an urgent and essential book that will empower us all with the facts we need to establish healthy relationships with food - and change the way we eat."

You can benefit Wolfson by ordering Gene Eating through our Amazon link.