• Exploring the Poop-ome, from the microbiome to metagenomics

    Tim Spector talks about science and the microbiome with Dr Kat Arney for Genetics Unzipped. - Read More

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  • Gut microbes can be picky eaters – here’s why it matters

    What our microbes like is important for our health. Find out why. - Read More

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  • Bacon rashers, statistics, and controversy

    Tim Spector and Christopher Gardner discuss the recent recommendations that there is no need to cut red meat. - Read More

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  • Are Personalized Diets Ready for Prime Time?

    Earlier this year, a new study about personalized diets made headlines. Called the Predict Study, it found that different people respond to exactly the same food in different ways -- even identical twins, who have almost the same genetic makeup - Read More

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  • Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine Appear to Extend to Your Gut

    Why drinking a glass of red wine can be good for you - Read More

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  • Red wine could be good for your gut, study shows

    Via an experiment on 916 pairs of female twins and examined Scientists show the effects of wine, beer and spirits on the gut microbiome - the mixture of microorganisms found in humans' digestive tract. - 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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