Professor Noakes on trial

Dr. Zoe Harcombe and Nina Teicholz were expert witnesses at the Tim Noakes trial back in October last year and this is a bird’s-eye view of what went on at the trial.

It started with a tweet and a dietitian reported Tim Noakes for giving dangerous dietary advice on Twitter. Was the advice unconventional? Was there a patient-doctor relationship? The hearings went on for three years, ending this spring with Professor Noakes being found innocent. However, that verdict has been appealed.

Professor Noakes is looking forward to the day when the HPCSA will call for an investigation of the evidence base on which dietitians are currently being trained, and its effect on the obesity and diabetes epidemic that is crippling the health of South Africa where he lives.

Watch a part of the presentation above, where Dr. Harcombe explains the reason why the Noakes trial started (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Professor Noakes on Trial – Dr. Harcombe

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