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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...