Tim Spector’s research in genetics generates a high level of interest from the media with an average of 3-4 press releases yearly covered by radio, television and major national and international newspapers. The media listed on this page refers exclusively to interviews and appearances related to his book “The Diet Myth” and “Identically Different”.

  • The Future of Nutrition and Food Design

    New research is transforming our understanding of nutrition and food design. By analysing gut bacteria, scientists can see how lifestyle choices and diet influence the human microbiome. - Read More

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  • The human microbiome in health and disease

    This symposium is aimed at health professionals, students and members of the public keen to learn more about the 100 trillion organisms which comprise the human microbiome and it’s emerging role in systemic health. - Read More

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  • Map your gut to health by understanding your microbes

    Map My Gut is a tool that aims to identify the thousands of bacteria’s living in the gut and how they associate with health and disease - Read More

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  • The End of Antibiotics

    Tim Spector will be speaking at the New York Academy of Sciences discussing the End of Antibiotics. You can see more about this event here - Read More

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  • The Diet Myth

    Latitude will present a series of talks supported by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement - Read More

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  • Cell Symposium ”Aging and metabolism’

    This meeting brings together scientists who have interests in aging and metabolism to explore the growing intersection between these fields and to discuss key questions in this area for human health and disease. Leaders in the field will share results from cellular research, investigations in model organisms, and studies with translational impact rooted in mammalian systems. - 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


  • What twins reveal about the science of faith

    Aug, 08, 2016 Timspector

    I am frequently asked by journalists to recall the most surprising finding of our twin studies. The study of religion and belief in God is…

  • The Spectator

    Feb, 22, 2016 Timspector

    What's bugging you now? The amazing potential of our bodies' own bacteria This is a murky story of vast armies standing guard over myriad territories,…

  • The Conversation


    Keen to be healthier in old age? Tend your inner garden The world's oldest man, Yasutaro Koide recently died at the age of 112. Commentators as…