John Garrow

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John Garrow
Born (1929-04-19)19 April 1929
Died 22 June 2016(2016-06-22) (aged 87)
South Cave
Nationality British
Fields Nutrition
Institutions St Bartholomew's Hospital
Northwick Park Hospital
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Known for European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

John Garrow (19 April 1929 – 22 June 2016) was a British nutritionist. He was the editor of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition from 1988 to 1999.[1]

He was formerly Professor of Human Nutrition, University of London, Honorary consultant physician St Bartholomew's Hospital, St Mark's Hospital, Royal London Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital.[1]

He was the head of Nutrition Research Unit at the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, and member of Department of Health Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA); Chair of the Joint Advisory Committee on Nutrition Education and the Chair of Association for the Study of Obesity.[1]

He was the chairman of HealthWatch[2] (formerly the Campaign against Health Fraud)[3] from 1991–1993, 1997–1999, 2003–2005.[1]

He was a critic of television personality Gillian McKeith over her pseudoscientific approach to human nutrition.[4] He died on 22 June 2016 at the age of 87.[5]


"Obesity and Related Diseases" (Churchill-Livingstone, 1988) and over 200 peer-reviewed papers on human nutrition.


  1. ^ a b c d "HealthWatch UK - The Committee". Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Healing in Harmony", The Guardian, February 26, 2000 
  3. ^ Brooker, Emma (November 24, 1996), "Quackbusters Under Siege", Independent, The (London) [dead link]
  4. ^ Ben Goldacre, "A menace to science", Guardian, 12 February 2007.
  5. ^ Obituaries John Garrow