Lunch

Thursday 9 January 2020

12:30pm

Why we eat too much: the new science of appetite

Dr Andrew Jenkinson

Modern nutrition has failed us. We have more choice in the food we eat than ever before, but less quality. We endlessly diet, yet are hungrier and fatter than ever. So where did it all go wrong, and what can we do?

For over two decades, bariatric surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. His new book combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works.

Debunking the great myths of the body, and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, Dr Jenkinson investigates every aspect of nutrition. From the difference between good and bad fats to the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends, the book explores the fields of agriculture, pharma, anthropology and medicine to uncover the truth behind our bad food habits and the escalating obesity crisis.

Dr Andrew Jenkinson

Dr Jenkinson is a consultant surgeon with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic, or keyhole surgery. He is part of an expert team developing advances in gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) surgery at University College Hospital.

Andrew Jenkinson offers an innovative model for why we all should - and can - enjoy the benefits of dieting without enduring its downsides.