World Obesity Day 2023: Changing Perspectives and Taking Action

The worldwide impact of obesity has led to it being considered a significant global health crisis. In 2015, World Obesity Day was established to increase awareness and promote practical measures. The event takes place annually on 4 March and is intended to encourage a coordinated, cross-sector response to the obesity crisis. The current campaign theme [...]

March 6th, 2023|

The Unseen Ongoing Pandemic: Diabetes.

In December 2021, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) published the 10th edition of their Diabetes Atlas. The report consists of 219 data sources from 144 countries to estimate diabetes prevalence. The Atlas stated that diabetes ranks among the top 10 causes of mortality globally. Currently, 537 million adults (20-79 years) worldwide have diabetes – 1 [...]

February 8th, 2022|

National Obesity Week: Obesity and its impact on our nation, cost of living and the state

Obesity has become a worldwide pandemic in its own right. Not only does excessive weight gain come with a barrage of health issues, but also has severe implications on one’s psychological health. Obesity rates in South Africa have steadily increased over the years, especially in the younger population. This should serve as a notable warning [...]

October 22nd, 2020|

A Look at The Evidence – LCHF Studies

A look at the evidence behind the Low Carb High Fat Diet: Aude YW, et al. The national cholesterol education program diet vs a diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and monounsaturated fat. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004. Link to Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15505128 PDF of Infographic: INFOGRAPHIC Summary originally appeared on HealthLine

October 23rd, 2017|

A Look at The Evidence – LCHF Studies

A look at the evidence behind the Low Carb High Fat Diet: Yancy WS Jr, et al. A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004. Link to Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15148063  PDF of Infographic: INFOGRAPHIC Summary originally appeared on HealthLine

October 16th, 2017|

Get creative with alternatives to expensive Banting products

Welcome onto this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. Brad Brown has a fabulous question for Prof Noakes today. Les wants to know why are the banting products on sale so expensive. She's a pensioner and can't afford the Banting products that they sell. There is knowledge that the Noakes Foundation is working on [...]

April 5th, 2017|

Prof Noakes HPCSA deposition – Part 28

In Part 28 Prof Noakes continues with the obesogenic environment and introduces infant feeding:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=382HenmdTAQ

November 7th, 2016|

Tim Noakes HPCSA deposition – Part 25

Part 25 of the HPCSA trial series discusses the myth of Physical Inactivity and Obesity:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MotLjVusCw

October 17th, 2016|

Tim Noakes HPCSA deposition – Part 23

In Part 23 of the HPCSA series Prof Noakes discusses the relationship between physical inactivity and obesity:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYMXHmHBES0

October 3rd, 2016|


An article recently appeared in The Cape Times newspaper covering The Noakes Foundation's latest Sugar Barometer concept - you can find the article here.   The Foundation wanted to take the opportunity to respond to the article, and shed some more light on our idea that is aimed at facing a very serious problem our [...]

September 23rd, 2016|
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