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UCT taught me how to challenge beliefs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22668927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The world's first successful human heart transplantation on 2 December 1967 inspired me to study medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. There I learned 5 key elements for a successful career in either medicine or science or both - perfectionism, passion, compassion, the dispassionate investigation of all the available evidence, and the need to challenge established beliefs for which the scientific evidence appears imperfect. Challenging such beliefs enabled us to prove that hyponatraemic encephalopathy was caused by persistent and heroic over-drinking during prolonged exercise, usually lasting more than 4 hours, and was unrelated to salt losses in sweat and urine; to understand that the brain not the muscles must regulate the exercise performance, and thus develop the Central Governor Model of Exercise; and to reconsider the dietary causes of the obesity and diabetic epidemic.
Authors:
Timothy David Noakes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-03-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-06     Completed Date:  2012-08-21     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Artery Disease / etiology
Diabetes Mellitus / etiology
Diet / adverse effects*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Learning
Obesity / etiology
Schools, Medical
South Africa
Universities*

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