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How do our genes control our response to what we eat?
Dr. Vimal KaraniDr. Vimal KaraniHD, subtitles, Q&ATranscript47m
Not only does DNA control physical characteristics like height, but it also shapes how our bodies react to food. Is it true that you are what you eat?
We know that 'nurture' plays a vital role in shaping our relationship with food. But what can we learn from investigating the ‘nature’ behind our dietary habits?

Our DNA determines many of our physical characteristics, from the colour of our eyes to the size of our feet. In recent years, we also discovered that it controls how our body responds to certain foods – a pioneering field of study that has shone a light on why some people are more predisposed to digestive conditions than others. 

Dr. Vimal Karani’s work sits at the intersection of food and science. In this fascinating talk he will give us a glimpse into the world of 'precision nutrition' and explore how the genes in our body dictate our relationship and response to food, providing fresh insight into why we eat the foods we do and how we can adapt our diets to fit our specific nutritional needs.

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So much to take away from this wonderful talk on such an important topic. So interesting to learn why we all react differently to what we eat, and why there's no such thing as a universal balance diet. Thank you Vimal.Vimal

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