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Monitoring the South African population’s salt intake: spot urine v. 24 h urine
(Cambridge Univ Press, 2018)
Objective The present study set out to determine whether morning spot urine samples can be used to monitor Na (and K) intake levels in South Africa, instead of the ‘gold standard’ 24 h urine sample. Design Participants ...
How will South Africa’s mandatory salt reduction policy affect its salt iodisation programme? A cross-sectional analysis from the WHO-SAGE Wave 2 Salt & Tobacco study
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
Objective The WHO’s global targets for non-communicable disease reduction recommend consumption of<5 g salt/day. In 2016, South Africa was the first country to legislate maximum salt levels in processed foods. South Africa’s ...
Iodine status assessment in South African adults according to spot urinary iodine concentrations, prediction equations, and measured 24-h iodine excretion
The iodine status of populations is conventionally assessed using spot urinary samples to obtain a median urinary iodine concentration (UIC) value, which is assessed against standard reference cut-offs. The assumption that ...