Summary of “Let’s all stop holding out for science to find the perfect diet.”

The science of how we each individually process and respond to food is just getting going.
Spector can’t say that much more about how Zoe might work- “We can’t be specific about the product, because it’s going to be driven by the science” and that science isn’t done yet-though he envisions recommendations as fine-grain as what time of day to eat and even if you’d be better off relaxing with a can of beer or a glass of wine based on how your body responds to hops versus grapes.
We are likely to spend many of our days on earth being told that the perfect diet is on the other side of the swipe of a credit card, but you shouldn’t spend too much time thinking personalized diets are about to change everything-that’s unlikely.
Many of the participants were twins, which will allow researchers to also suss out the role that genetics play in how we respond to food.
What if, for example, it’s simply hard for some people to eat in a way that doesn’t spike their blood sugar, no matter what they eat? Zoe might give good advice, but the evidence that it will be better than following the direction of a nutritionist or spending some time tracking how you feel in a food diary-tools that are available right now-isn’t yet there.
It’s also part of the reason Zoe could take off whether or not the science turns out to be all that useful to the masses.
Like countless diet plans before it, Zoe will likely not offer a guaranteed way for us to finally become our best, thinnest selves.
It’s not something science should be leaned upon to deliver, even though that dream is, in part, precisely what’s powering this science.

The orginal article.