Adrian Williams


Adrian Williams is Professor of Neurology in Birmingham, UK. He has a long-standing interest in Nicotinamide metabolism originally in the context of Parkinson’s disease proposing that nicotinamide is a “double edged sword” with toxicity at either end of the dosage range. Later after a MSc sabbatical, he proposed that a higher nicotinamide dietary dose from eating more meat had been an important part of our evolution with a buffer from symbionts in the gut microbiome or more surprisingly TB that excrete nicotinic acid. Such microorganisms when relied upon too heavily can become dysbiotic causing diarrhoea and clinical tuberculosis.