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Jul 25, 2023

Tim Spector visits Google to discuss his book “Food for Life: The New Science of Eating Well”, an easy-to-follow guide on how to eat—for our health and the health of the planet.

Tim’s book reveals a new approach to nutrition, encouraging us to forget misleading calorie counts and nutritional breakdowns. In “Food for Life”, he draws on over a decade of cutting-edge scientific research, along with his own personal insights, to deliver a new and comprehensive approach to what we should all know about food today.

Investigating everything from environmental impact and food fraud to allergies and deceptive labeling, Spector also shows us the many wondrous and surprising properties of everyday foods, which scientists are only just beginning to understand.

Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalized medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of five books, including the bestsellers “Spoon-Fed” and “The Diet Myth”. He appears regularly on TV, radio and podcasts around the world, and is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world.

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