Posted 12 May 2016
Self-proclaimed nutrition expert Patrick Holford addressed Cape Town residents on Sunday 8th May 2016 at a City-sponsored event on diabetes and healthy lifestyle choices. This event is discussed by Naib Mian in a GroundUp article. We have previously asked whether Holford is scientifically incompetent, or simply a liar, a peddler of snake oil supplements. Holford is a self-styled nutritionist, has no formal degree from an established accredited institution, and is not a doctor. Dr Ben Goldacre, author of the books Bad Science and Bad Pharma, devoted a whole chapter to Holford, and on his website.
But this is what is relevant: Patrick Holford addressed the city on diabetes. Through Brunel Laboratoria, (sic) he promotes/sells a product in South Africa, called Cinnamon, for diabetes.
This product, a combination of ingredients, has never been tested in a single clinical study that can be … Read the rest