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Gene Eating

The Science of Obesity and the Truth About Diets
Narrated by: Dr Giles Yeo
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Cambridge geneticist, Dr Giles Yeo, has dedicated over 20 years to studying how genes influence our eating habits. Instead of looking at how we have become obese, Gene Eating tackles the question of why some people eat more than others.    

The UK has the biggest waistlines in Western Europe and an enormous problem of other diet-related illnesses. Our modern lifestyle, coupled with the food environment, has made weight loss the biggest public health quest of today; more of us than ever before are desperately bingeing on unreliable promises made online, on food labels or by the recent proliferation of food 'gurus' who are hungry for a slice of the multimillion-pound diet industry.   

Written with his accessible, good-humoured style, Gene Eating unravels this hugely complex answer and argues that understanding our genes and the biology of our food intake is essential if we are to effectively tackle the obesity epidemic and improve our health. This pioneering book is a ray of light in our murky 'post-truth' climate - a celebration of evidence-based science that everyone can digest.  

Read by Dr Giles Yeo.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Giles Yeo (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Finally a scientific book on healthy eating

This book was fun and full of real scientific information. There are a lot of books out there telling how to eat healthy, including "Wheat Belly" but most of this books are not scientific. They are based on anecdotal show cases, ignoring potentially many other cases which do not work. If you want to learn more about how to think and behave with a scientific mind on diet matters (which should be the way), you should check this book out.

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  • 01-03-19

Superb!

An enjoyable journey from the science of eating through to current diets and the truth behind them. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • 01-06-19

Extremely Interesting<br />

I found this audio book extremely interesting. Dr Yeo does well to explain the complexity of genes and biology to even the most average of Joe's like myself. His voice is great to listen to and as someone who has always been in and out of verious different diets I found the science behind why some work and some don't very interesting.

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  • PAF
  • 02-18-19

Easy listen guide to the science

Narrated by the author himself this was an easy to listen to explanation of the science and the fake science of some fad diets. I enjoyed his down to earth style, humour and his voice, which was relaxed and natural, altogether soothing. His cockney accent could do with some work though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-18-19

same as the documentary

The book is just the written version of the BBC documentary "clean eating". An enjoyable story, narrated very nicely and understandable by the general public that could gain some benefits from reading/listening to it.

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  • alison bates
  • 01-15-19

A Good read but that depends what you were looking for.

I first saw Giles Yeo on the investigative telly programme on diet and eating. As well as being entertaining, an obesity geneticist he seems like a guy who is worth listening to. His Gut Health book was informative particularly for someone who has recently been diagnosed with Crohns and would like to be a bit better informed. So I was looking forward to a more in-depth book. You have got this here however be warned it isn’t a practical self help book. ( I should have read the blurb more closely) it’s more academic. It’s fascinating and knowing things like, some people actually ARE hungrier than others and what the fundamental flaws are in some diets are. All is worthwhile. ( I think I’ll try the Mediterranean diet and eat less red meat and smaller portion sizes, but that’s quite common sense) I do wish he would write a more practical book though maybe in conjunction with a dietitian. He’s got the credibility just need the ‘self help bit’. Personally I’d like, ‘Crohns what to eat when 5 a day is off the menu.’ But that’s just me!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-19

Evidence-based Excellence!

A great listen for anyone who is a health professional or interested in health science. Excellently described scientific processes, theories and definitions which have been made really easy to understand without being overwhelming.

I don’t usually leave reviews but I haven’t enjoyed an audio book as much as this one in a very long time! A refreshing change from the many pseudoscience ‘health’ books/audiobooks out there.

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  • Helen W.
  • 01-03-19

Too little genes and too much rant.

Nothing new here, just a rehash of his appearances in tv diet programmes and a rant against the diet industry. Apparently too little of anything INCLUDING SUGAR is bad for you! I noted many statements like this (to my mind dodgy, outdated or unproven.) Finally the epilogue tells us just how little is known about genes and eating, after twenty years of research.

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