John Garrow

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John Garrow
Born 1929
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields nutrition
Known for European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Professor John Garrow (born 1929), MD, PhD (St Andrews), FRCP (Ed), FRCP (Lond) was 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 has been the chairman of HealthWatch[2] (formerly the Campaign against Health Fraud)[3] from 1991–1993, 1997–1999, 2003-2005.[1]

He is a critic of nutritionist Gillian McKeith.[4]


"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". 
  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.


  • Rössner, Stephan (May 2008), "John Garrow (1929- ) treat obesity seriously!", Obesity Reviews: an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity 9 (3): 264–5, doi:10.1111/j.1467-789X.2007.00407.x, PMID 18419672.