By reading this koob, you’ll discover the current obesity polemic, why eating habits differ between people, and how your genetic profile connects with what goes on around you.
You will also learn:
How science challenges popular beliefs;
Why obesity is common, despite advice on dietary options;
How marketing sells you a misleading “free-from” paradigm;
Why people are hungry when others feel full, and why some can’t lose weight no matter how hard they try;
That diet plans don’t hold up against nutritional science’s scrutiny.
Cambridge-educated scientist Dr. Giles Yeo specializes in understanding genes and their effect on how people eat. In today’s diet-or-bust food environment, he takes an “anti-diet” stance, backed by findings from the world’s most prestigious neuroscience laboratories: for example, how personal levels of the hormone leptin regulate the expression of the “hungry gene.” Acknowledging the urgency of the world’s obesity epidemic, he looks at an evolving debate: How do we come to grips with obesity and reclaim good health in our modern food culture?