About Dr Derrick Cutting
Dr Derrick Cutting is an author and a practising GP with a special interest in nutrition and lifestyle.
He spent six years as a medical student at University College London and University College Hospital Medical School, graduating with a BSc (Honours) in 1974 and qualifying in medicine in 1977.
Having become a bachelor of science, bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, he remained a confirmed bachelor until he married Heather in 1986. Their daughters were born in 1990 and 1994.
He acquired broad experience in hospital medicine and surgery, and a number of postgraduate qualifications, before entering General Practice in 1983.
As the Senior Partner in a group practice in Surrey, he maintains a passionate interest in the impact of diet and lifestyle on health and wellbeing.
‘Much of the misery inflicted by obesity, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer is preventable,’ says Dr Cutting. ‘By making the right changes, you can lose weight, control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and become much more healthy and energetic. Seeing people floundering and confused about what changes to make is what prompted me to write about it.’