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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Is everything we know about food wrong? With Professor Tim Spector

Is everything we know about food wrong? With Professor Tim Spector

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

One of the world’s leading scientists reveals why so much of the current advice on food and nutrition is dangerously inaccurate.

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Professor Tim Spector, one of the world’s leading scientists, believes almost everything we’ve been told about food and nutrition is wrong. Join us to listen to insights from his extraordinary new book Spoon-Fed, through which he will encourage us to question every diet plan, official recommendation, miracle cure or food label we encounter.

Chair: Ceri Thomas, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

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About Professor Tim

Professor 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 bestselling The Diet Myth.

Professor Spector is on the scientific advisory board of health science company ZOE. The ZOE Covid Symptom Study app is being used by over 4m people to regularly report on their health, making it the largest public science project of its kind anywhere in the world.

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Tim Spector, one of the world’s leading scientists, believes almost everything we’ve been told about food and nutrition is wrong. Join us to listen to insights from his extraordinary new book Spoon-Fed, through which he will encourage us to question every diet plan, official recommendation, miracle cure or food label we encounter.


Catch up
Editor and invited experts

Ceri Thomas
Editor