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South African and international reference values for lung function and its relationship with blood pressure in Africans
Background In South Africa respiratory diseases are highly prevalent, with cardiovascular disease being a manifestation. However, international reference values for lung function are commonly used, which may not be ...
A review of dietary surveys in the adult South African population from 2000 to 2015
(Mdpi Ag, 2015)
One serious concern of health policymakers in South Africa is the fact that there is no national data on the dietary intake of adult South Africans. The only national "dietary study was done in children in 1999. Hence, it ...
A decade of nutrition research in Africa: assessment of the evidence base and academic collaboration
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Objective: Malnutrition in Africa has not improved compared with other regions in the world. Investment in the build–up of a strong African research workforce is essential to provide contextual solutions to the nutritional ...
Association of alcohol consumption with specific biomarkers: a cross-sectional study in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Alcohol consumption plays an important role in the health transition associated with urbanization in developing countries. Thus, reliable tools for assessing alcohol intake levels are necessary. We compared two biological ...