n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Adverse effects of the 'Noakes' diet on dyslipidaemia : letter to the editor

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



There has been much hype and controversy over the so-called 'Noakes' diet. This diet advocates a low-cardohydrate, high-fat and high-protein intake. As previously reported in the Journal, Noakes has expressed the view that this diet coupled with exercise could have a favourable impact on lipid levels and potentially avoid the need for drug therapy. In that same report, it was noted that this has not been subjected to scientific validation. More recently the ability of the Noakes diet to give better weight-control results than a 'balanced diet' has been questioned.

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