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Gene Eating by Dr Giles Yeo

Gene Eating

The science of obesity and the truth about diets

Dr Giles Yeo

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Imprint: Orion Spring
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 27 Dec 2018
ISBN: 9781841882918

The anti-diet diet book by University of Cambridge geneticist, Dr Giles Yeo.

4 stars out of 5
Christina Patterson
6 Jan 2019

"it is hard to imagine a more likeable guide"

Gene Eating is one of the clearest attempts I have come across to explain complicated science. It is an entertaining read, full of lively anecdotes and self-deprecating humour. When Yeo makes a documentary about “clean eating”, to look at how the half-truths of the “old white dudes” are being echoed and amplified by young, beautiful “lifestyle gurus” and social-media influencers, he joins Instagram and starts posting pictures of his food. A small war breaks out when, one day, his breakfast photo includes a sausage. After #sausagegate, he loses more than 10% of his followers. Yes, it’s a tough old world.