The backlash against Prof Tim Noakes’s ideas about nutrition is just the voice of vested self-interest.
In 2013 Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes, then still head of the University of Cape Town’s Sports Science Centre, contributed just one chapter to a bombshell of a book, The Real Meal Revolution, which quickly soared into the book-sales stratosphere. Its dietary recommendations rapidly found traction with the South African public and anecdotal reports of success flooded in. The book’s message was that most people would be well-advised to abandon the widely recommended high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet and switch to the exact opposite: a low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet.
From the early Seventies the received wisdom dispensed to patients by dieticians and cardiologists was that high fat was a recipe for heart attacks and a high cholesterol-level in the blood was the harbinger of a heart attack.
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