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.Read more
Why is food so important to us? Beyond its nutritional benefits, food connects people. This series explores how our relationship with food has evolved over time and the meanings that different cultures ascribe to food.
1 Why do humans have such a unique relationship with food?
2 How do our genes control our response to what we eat?
3 Do we eat with our ears?
4 What can the recipes of the past tell us about the society they came from?
5 Why are allergies on the rise?
6 What can animals teach us about eating disorders?
7 Food Futures: Could new plants solve a food crisis?
8 Is obesity a choice?
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