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IS THE ‘HEART-HEALTHY’ PRUDENT DIET THE SINGLE WORST MEDICAL MISTAKE OF THE 20TH CENTURY?

The Royal Society of South Africa presents a public lecture by Professor Tim Noakes, Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, and Director of University of Cape Town/Medical Research Council Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

His talk will cover the politics, commercial influences and the absence of science that drove the adoption of dietary guidelines, in 1977, advocating the eating of 6-11 servings of grains and cereals per day and an avoidance of dietary fat. He will present evidence that suggests that unless we radically alter our current dietary advice we will be powerless to prevent or reverse the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that is already apparent in all South African youth.

 

Date: 30 October 2013

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Auditorium, Wits Medical School, Braamfontein Health Campus

Enquiries: andrea.fuller@wits.ac.za  or 011 717 2162