Heart Health

Updated 31 July 2014

Experts warn against Noakes diet

Experts in the fields of dietetics and heart disease caution against changes to conventional diets and treatments despite radical new ideas about the link between high blood cholesterol and heart disease.

Noakes, whose controversial ideas on the diet-heart hypothesis have been widely publicised in the last year, proposed during the debate, that high blood cholesterol is not a risk factor for heart disease as it’s been billed for more than three decades, and that conventional dietary recommendations do more harm than good. Rossouw presented research to contradict this theory and warned of the dangers of the medical profession turning its back on the more widely accepted causes of heart disease.

- (The Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa press release)


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