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Tim Noakes breaks down during hearing

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CAPE TOWN - Professor Tim Noakes has broken down at a hearing into his professional conduct.

The sport scientist is facing the Health Professions Council in a hearing after a complaint from the former president of the Association of Dietetics.

It relates to a tweet in which Noakes advised a mother to wean her baby onto a low carb/high fat diet.

The hearing was adjourned after Professor Noakes broke down in tears while delivering his testimony.

After a short break, proceedings were adjourned until tomorrow morning.

Earlier, Noakes told the hearing he did not give medical advice and was simply sharing information like he did with so many others on Twitter.

He said he did not believe a doctor-patient relationship existed with Pippa Linstra, because he was not a doctor and last had a stethoscope to his ears about 10 years ago.

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