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Instant Genius Podcast: Calories, with Dr Giles Yeo

Published: 02nd August, 2021 at 09:14
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Dr Giles Yeo joins us on our podcasts Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’s Dr Giles Yeo.


Giles tells us about the history of calorie counting and whether there’s such thing as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ calories.

And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Giles on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Giles tells us about the obesity epidemic and the dangers of diet influencers.

Let us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Jason Goodyer
Jason GoodyerCommissioning editor, BBC Science Focus

Jason is the commissioning editor for BBC Science Focus. He holds an MSc in physics and was named Section Editor of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2019. He has been reporting on science and technology for more than a decade. During this time, he's walked the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider, watched Stephen Hawking deliver his Reith Lecture on Black Holes and reported on everything from simulation universes to dancing cockatoos. He looks after the magazine’s and website’s news sections and makes regular appearances on the Instant Genius Podcast.


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