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Tim Spector

Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College, London & Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Professor Spector graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London. After working in General Medicine, he completed a MSc in Epidemiology, and his MD thesis at the University of London.

He founded the UK Twins Registry of 11,000 twins in 1993, which is one of the largest collections of genotype and phenotype information on twins worldwide. Its breadth of research has expanded to cover a wide range of common complex traits many of which were previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment. He has published over 700 research articles on common diseases and is ranked in the top 1% of world scientists.

He has written several original articles on the heritability of a wide range of diseases and traits including back pain, acne, inflammation, obesity, memory, musical ability and sexuality. He has published widely on obesity, food and nutrition. He also is interested in new areas of biology such as epigenetics and recently our gut microbiome and is director of the British Gut project

He has written several books, He is also author of - The Diet Myth: The real science behind what we eat by W&N 2015 and Identically different: Why you can change your genes, by W&N in 2012 and Your Genes Unzipped in 2003.

Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

Nov 26, 2016 03:00 am UTC| Health

People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon dubbed yo-yo dieting is associated with changes in metabolism and is one...

Eat your fibre or face the flesh-eating microbe cannibals

Nov 22, 2016 13:27 pm UTC| Health

Eat your bran even if it tastes horrible its good for you! Many of us remember this advice from decades ago. While fibre has been a good cure as a bulking agent for exciting disorders like constipation, it has a dull...

If there was a Nobel silver medal, I'd award it to Jeffrey Gordon and our gut microbes

Oct 05, 2016 12:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Science

A hot tip for this years Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was Jeffrey Gordon. (In case you missed it, the prize went to Yoshinori Ohsumi.) Over the past 15 years, Gordon has progressed an obscure study of boring gut...

Keen to be healthier in old age? Tend your inner garden

Jan 29, 2016 15:08 pm UTC| Health

The worlds oldest man, Yasutaro Koide recently died at the age of 112. Commentators as usual, focused on his reported secret to longevity: not smoking, drinking or overdoing it. No surprises there. But speculation on the...

GI diets don't work – gut bacteria and dark chocolate are a better bet for losing weight

Jan 11, 2016 14:50 pm UTC| Health

The GI (glycaemic index) rating score as well as its cousin the glycaemic load have been the mainstay of most of the diet regimens of the last 30 years. Famous best-selling diet books such as the G-Plan Diet, The South...

The sun goes down on Vitamin D: why I changed my mind about a celebrated supplement

Jan 11, 2016 14:50 pm UTC| Health

Everyone loves D, the sunshine vitamin. Doctors, patients and the media have been enamoured with vitamin D supplements for decades. As well as their clear benefit in curing severe vitamin D deficiencies, endless headlines...

Festive heartburn cures: why over-the-counter drugs may be hurting your gut

Dec 31, 2015 10:27 am UTC| Health

At the time of Xmas parties many of us may be waking up with regrets, sore heads, fragile stomachs and some heartburn (acid reflux) which in a year can affect over 40% of us and one in five weekly. In the past, we may...

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Economy

JGBs close higher ahead of March national consumer price inflation data

The Japanese government bonds closed higher Thursday as investors wait to watch the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of March, scheduled to be released today by 23:30GMT. The yield on...

Chinese GDP to further witness solid outcome in Q2 2019, support global growth picture: DBS Group Research

Chinas gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to further witness a solid outcome in the second quarter of this year, which should offer further crucial support to the global growth picture, according to the latest report...

NZ Q1 CPI rises 0.1 pct q/q, below 0.2 pct q/q rise incorporated in the RBNZ’s February MPS

New Zealands CPI increased 0.1 percent q/q in Q1 2019, below the 0.2 percent q/q rise incorporated in the RBNZs February MPS, and below ANZ and market expectations. Annual inflation dipped to 1.5 percent y/y, from 1.9...

USD/KRW likely to stay firm amid continued dividend payout BoK’s potential dovish stance, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to stay firm and rally through 1,140 the rest of this week amid continued dividend payout and a potential dovish stance of the Bank of Korea (BoK), according to the latest research...

Australian bonds plunge tracking U.S. Treasuries on rise in risk appetite ahead of March employment report

Australian government bonds plunged during Asian session Wednesday tracking a similar movement in the United States Treasuries as investors risk appetite improved following solid earnings report in the U.S. Investors...

Politics

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Vladimir Putin to Meet North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un for Their First Summit in Russia; Nuclear Talks Expected

Vladimir Putin, Russias president, is preparing to welcome North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un for their first summit that will be held in Moscow. The meeting comes after the latters failed nuclear talks with Donald Trump...

Melania Trump Not Interested in ‘Superficial’ Vogue Cover

United States First Lady Melania Trump has responded to the alleged non-invite from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. FLOTUS claimed she has better things to do than be in a superficial magazine cover. Mrs. Trumps...

Science

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure: FDA Approves New Two-Drug Regimen for Patients With No Treatment History

Infections from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) it subsequently causes remain some of the most harrowing epidemics around the world. This is mainly because...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Cancer Cure 2019: Less Popular Treatment - Thermal Ablation - to be Improved by Israeli Company for Precise 'Burning' of Tumors

A biotech company from Israel is currently working on improving a lesser popular cancer treatment while many other scientists and researchers work on a potential cure for the disease. People might now have heard much about...

HIV/AIDS Cure: End to the Epidemic Imminent as Three Patients Become HIV-Free?

The past month has been a groundbreaking period in the hopes of ending the worldwide epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that later develops to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Scientists...

Technology

‘NBA 2K20’ Release Date, Gameplay, Features: Offline ‘My Career’ Option Still on Top of Fans Wishlist

Gaming and basketball fans are still months away from getting their hands on the NBA 2K20. But despite the lack of official updates and teasers at this point, most fans already know what they want on the upcoming title ...

Torrent 2019: Why Canadians Should Be Wary of Illegally Downloading ‘Game of Thrones’

A few of weeks ago, reports came in that the season premiere of the Game of Thrones eighth installment will bring in massive numbers for HBO, both legally and illegally. For the former, the premiere accumulated 17.4...

iPhone X Mini 2019: Why Apple Axed the Smartphone’s Development

It has been over a year since rumors broke out that Apple is planning on creating the iPhone X Mini, a smartphone touted to herald the companys plan to enter the midrange market. The whispers began when reputable leaker...

MacBook Pro 2019 Release Date, Latest News, Update: What the Rumors are Saying About the Upcoming Device

The current MacBook Pro is barely three years old but it seems its successor is already going to come out this year. Theres not much information about the upcoming MacBook Pro 2019 aside from its display size, which is...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Developers Adding Further Immersive Elements in the Form of Futuristic Ads

The hype that Cyberpunk 2077 is seeing is the envy of all video game developers. One of the major reasons for this excitement is CD Projekt Red themselves since theyve established a reputation as a studio obsessed with...
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