Banting for the poor

11 October 2015 - 02:00
By NASHIRA DAVIDS

The Banting diet might be controversial, but it is turning many South Africans into losers and now Professor Tim Noakes is targeting disadvantaged communities. This week he started four programmes to teach poor communities to follow the low-carb, high-fat diet.In about July they shrank waistlines in Ocean View so dramatically among a group of 40 residents that the demand, said Noakes, for similar interventions had gone "ballistic".

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