Food myths are busted in the second episode of Brains of Wellbeing + Beauty, the series where we sit down with the scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators and disrupters powering the $5.6tn wellness industry. HTSI deputy editor Beatrice Hodgkin speaks to Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and co-founder of Zoe, the nutrition app that has reached cult status among its 130k subscribers.

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Panel with Tim Spector and Beatrice Hodgkin

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In addition to charting his journey from rheumatology into nutrition, the pair discuss why everything we’ve been taught about food is wrong, starting with calories; the five things you can do to improve your diet today; the app’s collaboration with the NHS, US expansion and the surprising health benefits of coffee.

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