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Tim Spector

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

UK gilts gain after January consumer inflation disappoints investors; 10-year auction in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during Wednesdays afternoon session, after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of January, disappointed market participants, also down from the previous reading...

German bunds remain narrowly ahead of Q4 2018 GDP, Eurozone December trade balance

The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, scheduled to be released on February 14 by 07:00GMT and the...

USD/SGD likely to trade lower in line with rebound in EUR and CNH, says Scotiabank

The USD/SGD currency pair is expected to trade lower in line with a rebound in the EUR and the CNH, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The SGD has been running a close correlation with the EUR and the...

JGBs continue mixed trading ahead of Q4’18 GDP data amid lingering hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

The Japanese government bonds continued to trade mixed towards the end of Asian session Wednesday, as investors await the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of this year, scheduled to be released...

Australia 10-year bond yield jumps to 1-week high after Trump softens stance on trade negotiations

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian trading session Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump softened his stance on trade negotiations overnight, along with tentative progress to avoid...

Politics

Donald Trump to Sign Smaller Border Wall Funding to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

After a 35-day shutdown, the government has temporarily reopened but what happens after the Feb. 15 deadline is still quite uncertain. However, there are reports that United States President Donald Trump will most likely...

Vladimir Putin’s Aide Tackles Alleged Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Presidential Election; Writes Choice Is an ‘Illusion’

The relationship of Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States President Donald Trump has been a highly debated topic. Many critics believe the Russian government interfered with the election that Trump won in...

Melania Trump 2019: ‘Hidden Message’ in First Lady’s Dress at Donald Trump’s State of Union Address Demystified

United States first lady Melania Trumps fashion choices are often interpreted by people on social media and the press as having hidden messages. So Mrs. Trumps stylist, Hervé Pierre, was quick to dismiss any...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Witches Cast Spells to Strengthen the Russian President and Weaken the Country’s Enemies [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin has the support of witches as dozens of them recently held a ritual to cast spells on the Russian president so he will gain more strength and defeat the nations that will go against him and their country....

Donald Trump Announces Plans to Meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Again via Summit in Vietnam

Donald Trump revealed that he will be meeting North Koreas Kim Jong Un again and this will take place in Vietnam. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Feb. 5 via the American presidents second State of the...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Experts Doubt Israeli Company’s Promise of Delivering ‘Complete Cure’ in 1 Year

Scientists from Israel recently announced they are one year away from delivering a complete cure to cancer. But some experts are explaining why the promised time frame is questionable. In late January, scientists and...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Study of HIV ‘Accessory Protein’ Can Lead to Improved Treatment Plans for Patients

Aside from continuously researching for the absolute cure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), scientists are also working on improving the treatment plans for infected...

Cancer Cure Found in One of World’s Most Rare Elements That Caused Dinosaur’s Extinction?

Iridium is one of the elements believed to have contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs. And, recently, scientists announced it is possible that it could also help them develop a cure for cancer. Scientists from...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Includes 10-Year Program to Weaken Epidemic

U.S. President Donald Trump will reportedly pledge on immensely diminishing the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic while scientists are still looking for the ultimate...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: New Research Grants Focus on Body's Natural Control of the Virus Post-Treatment

Scientists around the world are exploring various angles to further understand HIV/AIDS and find a cure. Several research grants were previously awarded to groups who are aiming to focus on post-treatment control. The...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Latest News & Update: Third Entry’s Sales Performance Declines in Japan but Blazes Across Europe

After enjoying the top spot for several weeks regarding sales performance in Japan, Kingdom Hearts 3 has now fallen from the summit. The fall wasnt too far, however, as it currently sits on the number two spot, PushSquare...

OnePlus 7 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Upcoming Device Speculated to Make an Appearance at WMC 2019

The OnePlus 7 is expected to come out this year and fans are hoping that the Shenzhen-based company will outfit the smartphone with game-changing features. While its predecessor was positively received by the market, it...

‘Sims 5’ Latest News & Update: Why It Will Be Huge & What It Should Include

The launch date of Sims 5 has not even been announced yet but a lot of fans are already clamoring for the game to be released. This is hardly surprising considering the popularity of not only the games but the entire...

iOS 12.1.4 Latest News & Update: Handy Features & Ugly Setbacks, Still Worth Downloading

There is much that can be said about the regular iOS updates that Apple puts out but boring is certainly not one of them. This is still the case with iOS 12.1.4 where the update provides more convenient features for the...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Will Rockstar Create ‘GTA Online 2’ After Sixth Installment’s Release?

Its the second month of 2019 and Rockstar has yet to break their silence whether or not GTA 6 is indeed in development. Fans of the single-player franchise are becoming more and more restless as the predecessor of GTA 6...
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