• Vitamin D: a pseudo-vitamin for a pseudo-disease

    Is vitamin D Supplementation beneficial?  Tim Spector argues that lifestyle, sun exposure and a diverse rich diet are the best way to maintain suitable vitamin D levels. Research shows that supplementation can be harmful. - Read More

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  • ‘Keto diets’ could increase diabetes risk

    So-called ketogenic diets could have unintended health effects by increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. - Read More

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  • ‘Twin tub test’ reveals why identical sisters who work together on Love Island are different weights as one struggles to stay as slim as her sibling

    How Alana and Lisa McFarlane, identical twins react differently to food and what our new study Predict can teach us. - Read More

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  • It may sound crackers, but eating cheese and biscuits could help keep off the pounds

    Tim Spector introduces a list of best tips to help your health and fight obesity   - Read More

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  • BITE ME Who is Tim Spector?

    Feature on the Faboulous Section of the Sun - Read More

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  • Food for Thought: The Science and Politics of Nutrition

    What should we eat in order to stay healthy and avoid disease? - 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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