‘Children need fat to absorb vital vitamins’ – Teicholz

CHILDREN should not be on low-fat diets as their bodies need vital vitamins which can only be absorbed by fat, the hearing into Professor Tim Noakes’s conduct was told
yesterday.

Nina Teicholz, investigative journalist and author of The Big Fat Surprise, was on the stand in Noakes’s hearing, where he is accused of unprofessional conduct by the Health Professionals Council of SA.

Teicholz said the only way she could see the world overcoming the obesity and diabetes epidemic was if people went back to eating like they did in 1965, before carbohydrate-based dietary guidelines came into play.

Read Article By Lynette Johns (Cape Times)