Noakes faces HPCSA over Banting tweet

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Professor Tim Noakes laughs during a keynote address at the University of Johannesburg on October 22. He mockingly described his Mampara of the Week Award as the most important accolade of his career.

Professor Tim Noakes laughs during a keynote address at the University of Johannesburg on October 22. He mockingly described his Mampara of the Week Award as the most important accolade of his career.

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Professor Tim Noakes laughs during a keynote address at the University of Johannesburg on October 22. He mockingly described his Mampara of the Week Award as the most important accolade of his career.

Professor Tim Noakes laughs during a keynote address at the University of Johannesburg on October 22. He mockingly described his Mampara of the Week Award as the most important accolade of his career.

CAPE TOWN - The first day of a two-day Health Professions Council South Africa (HPCSA) hearing into the professional conduct of sports science expert Tim Noakes is under way in Cape Town.

The hearing looks into a complaint about Noakes allegedly giving dietary advice on social media.

The Association for Dietetics in SA laid the complaint with the health council.

It&39;s accusing Noakes of unprofessional conduct after he suggested a mother wean her baby with a low carb, high fat diet, via Twitter.

If found guilty, the medical doctor and  UCT professor faces losing his right to practise.