Professor Noakes' ridiculous Banting trial – Part I

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Prof Noakes on trial – Google Free Image
Prof Noakes on trial – Google Free Image

The case against Prof Tim Noakes at the Health Professions Council has been grinding away for some time, and will start up again later this year.  I wasn’t paying close attention, until eventually, like the annoying buzzing of a fly against a window, the noise moved me to look closer. And I didn’t at all like what I found. 

Let me be entirely clear: this is not about whether the fashionable Banting diet Noakes has been promoting is fabulous and life-saving; not half as good as it’s made out to be; or profoundly mistaken and possibly harmful.

Who is perpetrating this inquiry?

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
31% - 9563 votes
No
69% - 21619 votes
Vote