Book 2 in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor.
A comprehensive guide to help you understand why we put on weight! Dr Dawn explains our dietary needs at different stages of life, how metabolism differs, and the implications for our general health and wellbeing. There is a sensible look at the role of diet and exercise. Dr Dawn describes how even modest weight loss can affect your risk of developing other illnesses such as heart disease, and even how long you can expect to live. There is a comprehensive chapter on diabetes, including the types of diabetes and what we mean by terms like insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Dr Dawn Harper works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.