The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat by Tim SpectorThe Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat by Tim Spector

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

byTim Spector

Paperback | March 21, 2017

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'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.

Drawing on the latest science and his own pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins and nutrients. Only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, and achieve a healthy gut and a healthy body.
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 proj...
Title:The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We EatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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A great book ... a lovely, easy, urbane read ... And it's very convincing. I'd advise anyone pondering a diet this season to read it first-The Food Programme, Book of the Year, BBC Radio 4