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Prof Noakes Responds: Letter to Medical Brief

The following is a written response from Prof Tim Noakes regarding a letter published in the Medical Brief. ------ To the Editor, I acknowledge Mr Alex Leaf’s recent letter (1) to Medical Brief in response to our recently published peer-reviewed article (2). I particularly appreciate his comment that our study is an “important contribution to [...]

May 21st, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 11 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.  THE FINAL ACT Scientists usually achieve fame for being right. It matters not how they achieve their correctness, only that in the end their ideas prove to be correct. Ancel Keys’ problem was that he was wrong. But his poor science was not the reason why he [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 10 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The wonder of Ancel Keys is how, in the absence of definitive proof and despite a mountain of disproof (2), he was able to “sell” unproven hypotheses, now known to be false, to the U.S. medical and scientific communities and then the rest of the world. These [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 9 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. The previous column finished with the story about how Ancel Keys and his disciples buried the data from the Minnesota Coronary Experiment (MCE). If the true findings of that study (2) had been released during his lifetime, Keys’ diet-heart and lipid hypotheses would have been dead and buried, and [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 8 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.  Mail In the previous column (2), I reviewed some of the original studies of physiologist Ancel Keys (3, 4), who used weak associational data from population studies to develop twin hypotheses about how heart disease develops: the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses, originally proposed by John Gofman, MD. [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 7 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website.In the previous column, I explained how Ancel Keys, once a cholesterol denialist, suddenly shifted his position on dietary factors related to heart disease and came to use weak epidemiological evidence to advance the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses. I also described how Keys became the leading researcher on this [...]

January 23rd, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 6 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. As I detailed in the previous column (2), the textbook on heart disease by the world’s premier cardiologist, Dr. Paul Dudley White (3), shows that by 1946, neither he nor anyone else had yet come up with a theory about how and which dietary factors might influence the development of [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 5 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PRESCRIBED EXPERIMENTAL, UNTESTED LOW-FAT, LOW-CHOLESTEROL DIET It is Friday, Sept. 23, 1955. The 64-year-old 34th President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower is on a “work and play” vacation in Denver, Colorado (1-4). As required for work, he travels to the Lowry Air Force Base [...]

January 13th, 2020|

IT’S THE INSULIN RESISTANCE, STUPID: PART 4 By Prof. Timothy Noakes

This article was first published on the CrossFit website. DR. GERALD REAVEN BEGINS A POTENTIALLY CAREER-ENDING JOURNEY In a previous column (1), I showed that by 1994, Dr. Gerald Reaven, an MD and professor of medicine at Stanford University, had with his team clearly already established that a high-carbohydrate diet produces hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, and carbohydrate-sensitive hypertriglyceridemia (CSHT, [...]

January 13th, 2020|

Should birthday cakes be allowed at school?

Welcome onto this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. Brad Brown has a good question regarding birthday cakes for kids. He finds out from Prof Noakes what his view is on kinder gardens and junior schools allowing parents to bring cakes for every child's birthday. Could this be part of a bigger problem? Are [...]

April 14th, 2017|
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