By Marika Sboros
If South African scientist Prof Tim Noakes were enough to raise cardiologists’ blood pressure into the danger zone, British obesity researcher Dr Zoë Harcombe’s could fell them with a heart attack.
Noakes once memorably called statins “the single most ineffective drug ever invented”. In her evidence at the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) hearing in Cape Town, Harcombe called statins “one of the biggest crimes against humanity that the pharmaceutical industry has unleashed”.
She also said health professionals have a duty to tell the public that the Association for Dietetics in SA (ADSA) dishes out advice biased in favour of industry. Here’s why: