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Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 10 – 1978-1979

1978. The identification of dietary trans fats as uniquely damaging to human health. When in 1 Proctor and Gamble employed the German chemist E.C.Kayser to produce the hydrogenated “vegetable” oil from cotton seeds, a product that would become known as Crisco (1), they had no legal requirement to prove that their novel industrially-produced food product [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 9 – 1976-1977

1976-1977. The McGovern US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs releases its Dietary Goals for the United States. A key event that drove the global adoption of the Diet-Heart hypothesis was the 1972 US Presidential election in which the incumbent Richard Nixon was confronted by a losing war in Vietnam, rising food prices, [...]

October 11th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 8: 1970-1974

1970. Report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources relating to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Primary Prevention of the atherosclerotic process.  At the same time that the NHLBI Task Force on Atherosclerosis was meeting under the chairmanship of Fredrickson, Keys’ principal acolyte Jeremiah Stamler was convening another Commission to address the [...]

September 29th, 2021|

Noakes, Vanguards, Vaccines and Twitter: The Noakes Foundation Weighs in

  Introduction and context  The Noakes Foundation and Prof. Noakes' vision has been rooted in the promotion of pioneering academic freedom and discussion to support change and critical thinking. We believe that academic scholars should be able to voice differing opinions, challenge convention and be encouraged to push the limits of known science without the [...]

August 27th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con, Part 5

1957: First Results From Framingham Reported The first findings in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) were reported nine years after the study had been initiated as a result of President Truman signing the U.S. National Heart Act into law. I’ve presented some of those findings in an earlier column (1); here I review the important [...]

May 27th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 4. by Prof Tim Noakes

How an insecure and unproven hypothesis became a global unchallenged dogma. The ultimate victory of commercial interests over science – 1948-1957 The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is launched: 1948 - present.   Even before the National Heart Act had been signed into law, the US Public Health Service had assigned physician Dr Gilcin Meadows to [...]

May 24th, 2021|

Prof Noakes recognised yet again as a top scientist in his field!

It is with delight that we announce Prof Noakes being recognised for his years of hard work and dedication in the field of nutritional sciences and sports medicine. Prof Noakes has ranked 2028 (all citations) and 1696 (self-citations excluded) out of 100 000 top-cited scientists across all disciplines according to an article published by PLoS [...]

November 4th, 2020|

Ketogenic cyclist on rollers for 9+ hours 

Sean David Sakinofsky is a unique individual who has based his life around cycling. He is someone who has truly embraced cycling, not just as a sport but a lifestyle.  Sean is an avid promoter of the Ketogenic lifestyle and a big supporter of Prof Tim Noakes and The Noakes Foundation.  He has proven the [...]

May 28th, 2020|

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|

Diabetes and its effect on the immune system

In recent months the world has and continues to experience a grand collision between two global pandemics, that of COVID-19 and that of Type 2 Diabetes. While the coronavirus pandemic is due to a novel virus, a virus that has not previously been faced by the immune system, a concept that is natural and occurs [...]

May 7th, 2020|
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