Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of four books, including The Diet Myth and Spoon-Fed. He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project, the COVID Symptom Study app, and directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project. Together with an international team of leading scientists and the nutritional science company ZOE he is conducting the largest scientific nutrition research project, showing that individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins.
Interviews with Tim Spector
Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public
by William Banting
Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It
by John Yudkin
The F-Plan Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Live Longer
by Audrey Eyton
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted
by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell II
The Fast Diet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting
by Michael Mosley
Fad diets have been with us for generations, but the the truth is that any regime that focuses on excluding whole food groups should be approached with caution, says Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London and author of the bestselling books The Diet Myth and Spoon-Fed. For this reason, he says, intermittent fasting (also known as the 5:2 diet) is the only weight-loss diet he’d truly recommend.