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Tim Spector - Author

About the Author

Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Hon Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He has won several academic awards and published over 700 academic papers, a large proportion of which relate to nutrition and the causes of obesity. Since 2011 he has lead the largest microbiome project in the UK, using genetic sequencing to study the bacteria in the guts of 5,000 twins. He is the lead investigator for British Gut, the UK's largest open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the human gut.

Featured books by Tim Spector

The Diet Myth The Real Science Behind What We Eat

The Diet Myth The Real Science Behind What We Eat

Author: Tim Spector Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2016

'The Diet Myth is fascinating, and now I'm obsessed with microbes!' Nigella Lawson Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter? The answers are much more surprising - and fascinating - than we've been led to believe. The key to health and weight loss lies not in the latest fad diet, nor even in the simple mantra of 'eat less, exercise more', but in the microbes already inside us.

Other books by Tim Spector

The Diet Myth The Real Science Behind What We Eat

The Diet Myth The Real Science Behind What We Eat

Author: Tim Spector Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2016

'The Diet Myth is fascinating, and now I'm obsessed with microbes!' Nigella Lawson Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter? The answers are much more surprising - and fascinating - than we've been led to believe. The key to health and weight loss lies not in the latest fad diet, nor even in the simple mantra of 'eat less, exercise more', but in the microbes already inside us.

Wenn Diaten dick machen

Wenn Diaten dick machen

Author: Tim Spector Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2016

Warum funktionieren Diaten nicht, sondern schaden uns sogar? Wieso nimmt der eine zu und ein anderer, der das Gleiche isst, verliert Gewicht? Weil in Wahrheit jeder von uns auf ein und dasselbe Essen vollig anders reagiert - und die Gene sind nur zum Teil dafur verantwortlich. Ebenso wichtig ist unsere individuell verschiedene Darmflora, deren Mikroben vor Krankheiten und Gewichtzunahme schutzen - wenn wir ihre Vielfalt fordern und nicht durch falsche Diaten zerstoren. Tim Spector erklart, was wir praktisch tun konnen, um unseren Mikroben-Garten zu pflegen, und schlank und gesund zu sein, ohne verzichten zu mussen.

Diet Myth

Diet Myth

Author: Tim Spector Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

From the author of Identically Different comes a new look at nutritional health, showing us that breakthrough research on microbiomes-the microbes in our stomachs-could hold the key to healthy, balanced diets.What should we eat? It's a simple and fundamental question that still bewilders us, despite a seemingly infinite amount of available information on which foods are best for our bodies. Scientists, dieticians, and even governments regularly publish research on the dangers of too much fat and sugar, as well as on the benefits of exercise, and yet the global obesity crisis is only worsening. Most diet plans prove to be only short-term solutions, and few strategies work for everyone. Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight while another eating the same meal drops pounds? Part of the truth lies in genetics, but more and more scientists are finding that the answer isn't so much what we put into our stomachs but rather the essential digestive microbes already in them.Drawing on the latest science and pioneering research, The Diet Myth explores the hidden world of the microbiome and demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins, and nutrients. Dr. Tim Spector shows us that only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick and interact can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, allowing us to regain natural balance in our bodies. Mixing cutting-edge discoveries, illuminating science, and his own case studies, Spector reveals why we should abandon fads and instead embrace diversity for a balanced diet, a healthy stomach, and a nourished body.

Identically Different Why You Can Change Your Genes

Identically Different Why You Can Change Your Genes

Author: Tim Spector Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Professor Tim Spector reveals the astonishing new science that is changing everything we thought we knew about genes and identity. 'Lucid, surprising and with a very human face. It brings epigenetics alive ... a great read!' Michael Mosley Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed that genes are fixed entities that cannot be changed by environment - we inherit them, pass them on to our children and take them with us when we die. Professor Tim Spector reveals how the latest genetic research and his own pioneering studies on epigenetics are rewriting everything we thought we knew about genes, identity and evolution. Conceptually, he explains, our genes are not fixed entities but more like plastic, able to change shape and evolve, and these changes can be passed on to future generations. Tim Spector's dazzling guide to the hidden world of our genes reveals the complex role they play in shaping our identities, and will make you think again about everything from sexuality to religion, cancer to autism, politics to pubic hair, clones to bacteria, and what it is that makes us all so unique and quintessentially human.

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