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YOU ARE WHAT YOUR MOTHER ATE

You are not only what you eat, but also what your mother ate, according to Science Exchange's July speaker. Diabetes specialist Professor Susan Ozanne, of the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, will be sharing her research in a free talk on Wednesday 8th July, 7.00pm for 7.30pm,  at Wallingford School Library

It will be the first time that Science Exchange Wallingford has hosted a talk by a former Wallingford School student.

In the 1990s, researchers discovered that our chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes were determined not just by the genes inherited from our parents, but also by our environment, including the food that we eat. Perhaps most surprisingly, it is not only our own diet that influences our chances of developing the disease, but even the food we received as a foetus in the womb.Therefore the phrase "you are what you eat" could be expanded to "you are what your mother ate"!

Professor Susan Ozanne attended Wallingford School before studying Biochemistry at Edinburgh and then working on Type 2 Diabetes for her PhD at Cambridge. She has been involved in research into programming of appetite for almost 20 years.

Science Exchange Wallingford is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th July in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford – doors open from 7.00pm. Light refreshments are available and each event is free to attend. Science Exchange is part of the nationwide network of Cafés Scientifique http://www.cafescientifique.org/

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