Thursday, 11 November 2004, 12:00AM

Diet and obesity: manna from the Gods or the food of destruction?

Professor Keith Kendrick

Obesity has shifted from being a rare symbol of decadence and riches to a widespread problem of ignorance, poverty and economic exploitation. New prospective wonder diets are today's front-page news. How much of the problem is down to genetic predisposition, how much to education and experience, and how much to those who provide cheap food for profit? Is this a unique human problem and what can we do about it?

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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11 November 2004

Diet and obesity: manna from the Gods or the food of destruction?
Professor Keith Kendrick

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