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South Africa's salt reduction strategy: are we on track, and what lies ahead?
(HMPG (Health and Medical Publishing Group), 2017)
On 2 September 2016, 25 local and international participants from various sectors met in Cape Town to take stock of South Africa (SA)’s progress in salt reduction and develop a roadmap for action. SA is centre stage on ...
Sodium content of foodstuffs included in the sodium reduction regulation of South Africa
As a first step in combating the high hypertension rate in South Africa, the Government has recently implemented a mandatory regulation (R.214) pertaining to the sodium content of foodstuffs with targets for 2016 and 2019. ...
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 ...