Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 14. 1994-2017

1994. The findings of the Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA) study are reported. The MONICA study was initiated in 1974 with the goal of measuring trends in cardiovascular mortality and coronary heart disease and stroke morbidity in 21 countries and to assess the extent to which these trends could be […]

Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 13. 1993-2005

1993. Harvard University’s Professor Walter Willett MD invents the Mediterranean Diet.  When Ancel Keys began to promote his low fat diet to prevent CHD, he advocated replacing saturated fat with industrially-produced “vegetable” oils “rich in polyunsaturated fats”. Although he was aware that polyunsaturated fats had certain limitations – limitations fully exposed in the Joint Statement […]

World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

  Source of infographic information: https://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/article/alzheimers-disease-facts-figures Alzheimer’s is a severe neurological disease that can cause impairment of normal daily functions. The disease has been showcased in numerous films over the years, think of The Notebook, Aurora Borealis or the newly released The Father with Anthony Hopkins. Hollywood movies tend to dramatise situations and evoke emotion […]

We’re hiring: Eat Better SA Programme Manager

Programme Manager Eat Better South Africa (EBSA), is recruiting a Programme Manager to lead its program for the coming year. About the organisation:  EBSA is the community outreach branch of The Noakes Foundation and is a movement aimed at educating South Africans to eat better. EBSA’s mission is to educate under-resourced community members about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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