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 is a media doctor on Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies programme, and a resident doctor on ITV's This Morning. Dr Harper trained at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in London and worked in hospital specialities for several years. As a part-time GP in Gloucestershire, she has a particular interest in women's health, preventative medicine and weight management.