Scientific row brewing between SA researchers and Tim Noakes

A scientific row is brewing between South African researchers and banting revolutionary, Tim Noakes, over his recommendations of food items.

The international banting ambassador and Discovery Health Professor of Exercise and Sports Science came under fire over labelling sunflower seed oil as toxic.

702's Stephen Grootes (standing in for John Robbie) spoke to him about the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

I didn't write the word 'toxic', that was written by our nutrition adviser. I wrote the back of the book and I don't mention the word 'toxic' and I think it was an unfortunate word.

Tim Noakes, Emeritus professor at UCT

Doctor Albrecht does not tell you what conflict of interest he has, he doesn't tell you who funded his paper, and he doesn't tell you that CANSA - which he was involved in - is actively promoting the use of canola oil as a healthy product.

Tim Noakes, Emeritus professor at UCT

You have to understand that before 1920, we did not have any seed oil for human consumption.

Tim Noakes, Emeritus professor at UCT

Unfortunately for Dr Albrecht and others, the evidence that saturated fats are harmful has completely collapsed.

Tim Noakes, Emeritus professor at UCT

Meanwhile, Dr Carl Albrecht insists that Noakes is scare-mongering and denies the claims brought forward by the banting revolutionary.

Listen to the Wednesday interview with Stephen Grootes below:

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