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Is obesity a choice?

Calendar Thursday, 6 February 2020
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Speaker: Dr Giles Yeo, University of Cambridge.

This lecture is part of our Science in Health Public Lecture Series

It is clear that the cause of obesity is a result of eating more than you burn. It is physics. What is more complex to answer is why some people eat more than others?

Differences in our genetic make-up mean some of us are slightly more hungry all the time and so eat more than others. In contrast to the prevailing view, obesity is not a choice. People who are obese are not bad or lazy; rather, they are fighting their biology.

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