Do our genes control our destiny and should we be eating a diet based on our own DNA? Cambridge University geneticist Dr Giles Yeo will be talking about the fascinating world of our genes and how they can influence our weight and our health. Spending much of his career studying obesity, Giles has more recently been investigating how the brain controls our food choices and influences our eating behaviour.
He’s also been exploring the science behind personalised gene tests, which are now widely available online. Companies selling these tests claim they can identify genes related to diseases including heart disease or obesity and that, using this information, give you dietary advice which will improve your health or help you lose weight. The idea of predicting our future’s health seems very appealing, but are these tests worth us parting with our cash? Find out more about the link between your DNA and your diet by coming along on Thursday 30th March 2017.