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.’

Keen to help people apply the findings of medical science to everyday life, Dr Cutting has written books, newspaper articles and magazine features, as well as appearing on national TV and radio as a medical expert. He is a member of the Society of Authors and the BMA. Time to write and broadcast has always been limited by his commitments as a practising doctor.

His latest book Dump Your Toxic Waist! Lose inches, beat diabetes and stop that heart attack!  reveals the revolutionary finding that abdominal fat is actively toxic. The book includes a 28-day plan to reverse the metabolic syndrome.

‘Now we know that excess abdominal fat is pushing out poisons that damage metabolism, waist disposal is top priority,’ says Dr Cutting. ‘This is so important – the biggest health issue for the Western world – that I plan to devote more time to the media to spread the word.’