Event Type: Webinar
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June 29, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
Are Your Genes to Blame When Your Jeans Don’t Fit?
It is clear that the cause of obesity is eating more calories than you burn. That is physics. What is more complex to answer is why some people eat more than others.
In this noontime webinar, you will learn how differences in our genetic make-up mean some of us are slightly hungrier all the time and so eat more. Through data-driven facts, lively anecdotes, and fascinating detail, you will gain insight into the brain control of food intake and the genes that control these functions. The research shows that obesity is not a choice. People who are obese are not bad or lazy; rather, they are fighting their biology.
By understanding the physiology of your body, its hormonal functions, and its caloric needs, you will become empowered to make better decisions and achieve a healthier relationship with food, your body, and your weight.
Note: This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.
Instructor: Giles Yeo, PhD, has 20 years of experience studying the genetics of obesity and brain control of food intake. He earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and currently focuses on the influence of genes on our feeding behavior and bodyweight. He is also a broadcaster, with science documentaries on the BBC and NetFlix, as well as the author of Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity & the Truth About Diets which was published in December 2018.
Class details are subject to change.