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Dr Michael Snyder: Beware the hidden health risks of a glucose super-spike

The Chair of Genetics at Stanford University believes understanding how your body responds to different foods is the first step towards better health, and reveals the everyday breakfast he considers a poison
Dr Michael Snyder, PhD
Dr Michael Snyder, PhD

Dr Michael Snyder is Chair of Genetics and Director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University. He is the author of Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know, and co-founder of JanuaryAI, Qbio, Personalis, SensOmics, RTHM, and Iollo. He lives in Stanford, California. Follow him on X and Instagram. Visit the Snyder Lab.

Dr Michael Snyder on blood glucose, super spikers and breakfast poison

There exists more data on Dr Michael Snyder than any other human in history.

The Chair of Genetics at Stanford University has been collecting, analysing and responding to a constant stream of information about his brain, body and environment for the last decade, amassing two petabytes of data.

So what has he learned about the impact of different foods on his blood glucose levels?

Which breakfast food that almost all of us eat does he consider a “poison” because it causes a huge spike in 80% of people?

And what can you change about how you eat, and how can you modify your mealtime behaviours, if you want to live the healthiest life possible?


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