Dr Giles Yeo: Why calories don’t count

Speaker: Dr Giles Yeo, WT-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital

A calorie is a calorie, so they say. It shouldn’t matter whether it comes from steak, a carrot or a doughnut. Except it does! Our body works harder to extract calories from some food compared to others, which is why calories don’t count. Remember, we eat food, not calories.

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07 Dec 2021


4:30 pm


Norah Boyce Science Lecture - online