• What makes us? Nature or nurture? The DNA debate comes back to life

    The story of identical triplets separated at birth, are the basis of an intelligent article, on whether we are shaped by our genes, environments or a mixture of both - Read More

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  • From 30 vegetables a week to faecal transplants

    Julia Platt-Leonard and Tim Spector discuss what is true and what is false about diet, nutrition and microbes - Read More

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  • Organic food and cancer risk – gut microbe expert on latest research

    Is there a link between eating organic and a lower cancer risk? Tim Spector discussed the new study that seems to indicate this is the case. - Read More

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  • How microbes control our weight

    Tim Spector discusses the relationship between our gut microbes and weight and how they can be the key to solve the current obesity problem. - Read More

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  • Are you TOFI — thin on the outside, fat on the inside?

    Measuring metabolites (substances involved in metabolism) in a blood sample can predict a person’s risk of becoming obese (and unhealthy) with an accuracy of 80-90 per cent. A much better predictor than BMI. - Read More

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  • Forget pills, just eat fish: Why scientists say government advice to take Vitamin D this winter is total bunkum

    Tim Spector states too many people are being told they need a Vitamin D supplement, based on a quite arbitrary assessment of what constitutes an adequate level. - Read More

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Book reviews for The Diet Myth

The Diet Myth is fascinating, and I'm now obsessed with microbes!
Nigella Lawson
A fascinating and original look at the impact of food on our bodies underpinned by cutting-edge research.
Michael Mosley
It's not often that a book changes my life in a mere three chapters ... given my usual reluctance to jump on any nutritional bandwagon, I reckon this makes Tim Spector's work a rather compelling read. ... It's truly eye-opening stuff, and we owe it to ourselves and the 100 trillion friends inside our bodies to read this book.
Felicity Cloake, LITERARY REVIEW
I don't read diet books and I certainly never plug them, but The Diet Myth is a worthy exception that provides new insight into why we should think twice about what we put in our mouths.
Dr Mark Porter, THE TIMES



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