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The Diet Myth
Author: Tim Spector

ISBN: 9780297609193
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.3
Description:
A radical new book that explores the connection between our guts and our health by one of the leading scientists in the field.

We are all increasingly bewildered by the simple question of what to eat. Despite advice from experts, governments and dieticians about the dangers of too much fat, sugar, protein and lack of exercise, our nutrition - and the global obesity crisis - is getting worse.

Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight and another eat exactly the same food and lose pounds? Genes provide part of the answer, but we have been overlooking one vital aspect of diet that lies within us. Thanks to recent breakthroughs, scientists have begun to examine the permanent residents in our guts: the thousands of previously unknown but essential microbes whose job it is to digest our food and keep us alive.

Drawing on the latest science and his own research team's pioneering work, Professor Tim Spector explores the hidden world of the microbiome and demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins and nutrients. Only by understanding how our own microbes interact with our bodies can we overcom...

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