• Red wine drinkers have more diverse gut bacteria than other drinkers

    Tim Spector together with her colleague, Caroline Le Roy and colleagues at King's College London found that red wine drinkers had a greater diversity of bacteria living in their guts, compared to people who drank beer, cider, white wine or spirits. - Read More

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  • Red wine is good for your health, study finds

    Tim Spector's latest research shows that drinking red wine can help to increase the diversity of our microbes - Read More

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  • Red wine is healthy for gut and figure, study finds

    British researchers have found that red wine drinkers are less likely to be overweight, have lower cholesterol than those that drink white wine or beers - Read More

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  • Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

    If you have to choose an alcoholic drink make it red wine - Read More

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  • You’re unique, shouldn’t your diet be, too?

    Genetics and metabolism are not the answer. We are all different in our responses to food, even twins - Read More

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  • You are what you eat – why the future of nutrition is personal

    Tim Spector writes an engaging post for The Conversation explaining why there is no one right way to eat that works for everyone - 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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