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What the Fork? A Story of Food and Health

This event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2018
14 May Doors Open 7PM
Event Runs 7:30PM to 9PM
Yates Reading, The Former Post Office, Friar St,
Reading RG1 1DB
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Whether you're hungry or not, this night's talks will definitely be food for thought! We will give you an insight of how food can affect your health, debunk myths and you'll discover that the phrase "You are what you eat" is more literal than you know!  







 NB: Dr Gunter Kuhnle was previously advertised to speak at this event, but has unfortunately withdrawn due to illness.

You are what you eat: Diet, Genes and Obesity!

Dr Vimal Karani (Lecturer in Nutrigenetics)
Individuals differ from each other in their genetic makeup due to which individuals respond differently to various lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity. These genetic differences are the key enabler of the emerging nutrigenetics area of research. Obesity is a heritable trait that arises from the interactions between multiple genes and lifestyle factors. Nutrigenetics serves as a novel tool for nutritional research and helps in mitigating the burden of obesity in humans. The talk will highlight the need for doing nutrigenetic studies and their role in personalised nutrition.