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The South African salt story: where are we and where are we heading?
Background and objectives: The mortality and morbidity burden caused by hypertension are preventable and therefore, efforts need to be taken to address this burden. Excess dietary sodium ...
Sodium and potassium intake in South Africa: an evaluation of 24-hour urine collections in a white, black, and Indian population
Limited number of studies on salt intake has been conducted in the South Africa. The present study established the sodium and potassium excretion (24-hour urine collection) of three different South African populations. In ...
Associations between dietary salt, potassium and blood pressure in South African adults: WHO SAGE Wave 2 Salt & Tobacco
Background & aims In June 2016, South Africa implemented legislation mandating maximum sodium levels in a range of processed foods with a goal of reducing population salt intake and disease burden from hypertension. Our ...
May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results in South Africa-Sub-Saharan Africa
(Oxford Univ Press, 2019)
Elevated blood pressure (BP) is a growing burden worldwide, leading to over 10 million deaths each year. May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global initiative of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) aimed at raising ...
Time-to-onset of treatment for hypertension and hyperlipidaemia in South African diabetes mellitus patients: a survival analysis using medicine claims data
What is known and objective Hypertension and hyperlipidaemia have high prevalence among diabetics and increase patients’ risk of cardiovascular diseases, ultimately affecting prognosis negatively. Medicine claims data ...