Gene Eating

Gene Eating

by Giles Yeo
Gene Eating

Gene Eating

by Giles Yeo



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In an age of misinformation and pseudo-science, the world is getting fatter and the diet makers are getting richer. So how do we break this cycle that’s literally killing us all?Drawing on the very latest science and his own genetic research at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Giles Yeo has written the seminal “anti-diet” diet book. Exploring the history of our food, debunking marketing nonsense, detoxifying diet advice, and confronting the advocates of clean eating, Giles translates his pioneering research into an engaging, must-read study of the human appetite.In a post-truth world, Gene Eating cuts straight to the data-driven facts. Only by understanding the physiology of our bodies, their hormonal functions, and their caloric needs can we overcome the mis- information of modern dieting trends, empower ourselves to make better decisions, and achieve healthy relationships with food, our bodies, and our weight.Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and fascinating details, Gene Eating is an urgent and essential book that will change the way we eat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643131696
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Format: eBook
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 596,635
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Giles Yeo, PhD, is a geneticist with over twenty years of experience dedicated to researching obesity and the brain control of food intake. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and assisted with the pioneering 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 the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, where he is director of Genomics. Giles also moonlights as science presenter for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 A Game of Inches

1 Are your genes to blame when your jeans don't fit? 3

2 It's all in your head 26

3 All calories are equal, but some calories are more equal than others 59

Part 2 Palaeolithic Dreams

4 Should we eat like the Flintstones? 87

5 Good gluten, bad gluten and ugly gluten 121

6 Blessed are the cheesemakers 149

Part 3 Let Food be Thy Medicine

7 I am 'plant-based', NOT a vegan 177

8 Cleanse and detox 206

9 The alkaline swindle 230

Part 4 Problem of Our Time

10 Eat like this and look like me 253

11 What's the right diet for you? 274

12 The perfect diet written in your genes 303

Epilogue 'Yeo Truths' 325

Acknowledgements 330

About the author 333

References 334

Index 348

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