Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Do Our Genes Cause Obesity?

19 May 2010
Presented by Meera Senthilingam


In this months Cafe Scientifique Dr Giles Yo from the Institute of Metabolic Research at the University of Cambridge askes the question: "Are my genes to blame when my Jeans don't fit?". He explores the behind our metabolism and fat storage and asks if these play a more crucial role than our environment in determining our weight. We also answer audience questions that reveal how our weight may also be affected by what happens when we're in the womb and how twin studies are crucial in understanding the role of our genes. Plus, we give you a heads up on what to expect at next months event!


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