Professor Tim Noakes has been found not guilty of professional misconduct over advising a mother on Twitter to wean her baby onto a low-carb, high-fat diet, a committee found on Friday.
The majority of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) committee found the South African sports scientist and Banting diet advocate not guilty, and that it was not proven Noakes had acted in his capacity as a doctor.
CAPE TOWN – Professor Tim Noakes has been found not guilty by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on a charge of unprofessional conduct.
Noakes came under scrutiny in 2014 when he advised a woman on Twitter to wean her baby onto a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet.
But the council has found Noakes was not guilty of negligence or providing advice without sound information.
Council chairperson Advocate Joan Adams: “Professor Noakes, on the charge of unprofessional conduct, the majority of the committee found you not guilty.”