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Bill Tancer

Chief of Data Science

Bill Tancer is a New York Times best-selling author. He is a co-founder and the chief data scientist at Signos and the creator and host of Signos’ podcast, Body Signals.

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Bill Tancer is a New York Times best-selling author and writer of Click: What Millions Do Online and Why It Matters. He’s the former writer of a weekly column for Time called, “The Science of Search.” 

Bill is the former general manager of global research at Experian Marketing Services, and was the general manager of global research at Hitwise. 

He has been quoted about online consumer behavior, the state of e-commerce, and search term research in several major publications, including:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • The Washington Post

He has also appeared as a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg. 

He is a co-founder and the chief data scientist at Signos and the creator and host of Signos’ podcast, Body Signals.


Articles

Can Melatonin Make You Fat? AMA Part II with Signos Co-founder Dr. William Dixon

June 22, 2022
Ask Me Anything with Dr. William Dixon
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Why an RD is an Excellent Glucose Detective - an AMA with Alyssa Wilson, Registered Dietician and Signos Metabolic Coach

May 18, 2022
Ask Me Anything with Alyssa Wilson, RD.
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Lifting Weights to Lose Weight an Interview with Lift Society's Dave and Dylan Schenk

May 9, 2022
How Resistance Exercise Can Accelerate Your Weight Loss Journey
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Why You Can't Out-Exercise a Bad Diet, an Interview with Nicole Aucoin from Healthy Steps Nutrition

April 15, 2022
Key advice for the intersection between fitness and nutrition 
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Four Healthy Habits to Bolster Your Immune System, an Interview with Dr. Heather Moday

April 4, 2022
Glucose levels and immunity support.
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How Nature Wants Us to Be Fat, An Interview with Dr. Richard Johnson

March 3, 2022
How fructose may be the key to weight gain
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How to Find Your Best Carb with Host Bill Tancer and This Week's Guest and Best-Selling Author, Robb Wolf

February 10, 2022
Weight loss insights from New York Times Best-selling Author Robb Wolf
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The Great Apple Experiment - How Much Does an Apple Spike Glucose?

February 1, 2022
Bill and Hannah run through the results of our Signos apple experiment
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How to Rock an "Exercise Snack" and what's the deal with insulin resistance with RD Taylor Fazio, from the Lanby and host Bill Tancer.

January 17, 2022
Bill and Taylor discuss insulin resistance and some nutritional best practices for the New Year
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How Being Kind to Yourself Can Help Healthy Weight Loss, an Interview with Dr. Erika Holiday

December 22, 2021
Body SIgnals Podcast, Kindness and Mindfulness in the Weight Loss Journey
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Hot Takes with Melanie Avalon on Bio-hacking, Intermittent Fasting and Wine for Weight Loss

December 3, 2021
Melanie Avalon Interview
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6 Metabolic Experiments to Personalize Your Weight Loss

October 12, 2021
Listen to this Body Signals podcast episode about conducting experiments to personalize your weight loss.
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How to Use Signos to Conduct Your Own Metabolic Experiments

September 21, 2021
How to use glucose data from Signos to create experiments that put you at the forefront of precision nutrition.
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Dr. Dixon Answers Signos Members' FAQs About Glucose

September 16, 2021
Listen to this Body Signals podcast episode to learn all about glucose, insulin resistance, calories, and more.
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The Key to Finding Your Weight Loss Superpower, an Interview with Nir Eyal

September 1, 2021
Listen to Signos Body Signals podcast interview with Nir Eyal; he gives tips for staying focused on weight loss.
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Choose Your Own Food Adventure with Signos CMO Hannah Russin

August 11, 2021
With glucose, being forewarned is forearmed, giving you a tactical advantage in how you approach what you eat.
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Why Vinegar May or May Not Be the Next Best Thing for Weight Loss with Dr. William Dixon

August 11, 2021
Dr. Dixon discusses experimenting with apple cider vinegar (ACV) to lower post-meal blood sugar...
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Supercharge Healthy Weight Loss with Functional Nutrition - A Conversation with Jodi Geigle, Nutritionist and Signos Director of Customer Experience.

August 11, 2021
Uncover the benefits of functional nutrition, the pitfalls of labeling foods good and bad...
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Pizza, Wine, and Precision Nutrition: an Interview with Dr. Suneil Koliwad (Part 2)

August 11, 2021
Explore how monitoring the variation of glucose levels via a CGM is ground-breaking for precision nutrition.
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Why Diets Work, But the Weight Comes Back

August 11, 2021
Dr. Koliwad explains why anyone can lose weight on diets, but why that weight loss is almost always temporary.
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How Impactful Is Meal Timing? Thomas DeLauer Speaks Up

August 11, 2021
Explore the importance of meal timing, keto meals, different ways to lower your blood sugar.
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Resistant Starches: Carbs That Help You Lose Weight

August 11, 2021
If you’ve tried to eliminate or drastically cut carbs from your diet to lose weight and feel like...
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Give Me Back My Carbs...with Resistant Starch?!

August 11, 2021
Discover our in-house eating experimentation and results and how you, too, can eat carbs and still lose weight.
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What You Eat Can be a Life or Death Choice: Interview with Paul Dituro, Human Performance Expert on How to Make Decisions Under Pressure

August 11, 2021
Hear how neurotransmitters allow you to make decisions, when your snack choices can lead to life or death...
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Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar?

August 11, 2021
You might think that using a packet of Sweet-n-Low or Splenda would be a healthier option, but existing research tells us differently.
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AMA with William Dixon, MD

August 11, 2021
During this chat Dr. Dixon and Bill discuss why William was drawn to medicine, how he got involved with Signos...
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Monk Fruit and Allulose: Natural Sugar Substitutes

August 11, 2021
A article about two newer sweeteners, monk fruit and Allulose, and their affect on metabolic health. 
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Can Dark Chocolate Lower Insulin Resistance?

August 11, 2021
According to an analysis, dark chocolate contains flavonoids that help lower insulin resistance...
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Why CGMs Should Be Our Food Guides with Signos Co-Founders Bill and Sharam

August 11, 2021
A discussion about continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), and how CGMs can be key for weight loss.
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Let’s Resolve to Eat Healthier This Year

August 11, 2021
New Years is in the rearview mirror, and so are most of our resolutions...
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Healthy Breakfast Quest: A Tale of Two Oatmeals

August 11, 2021
Bill takes two things seriously, breakfast and data, and he explores his options in this article.
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