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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 ...
Salt and potassium intake among adult Ghanaians: WHO-SAGE Ghana Wave 3
Though Ghana has high hypertension prevalence, the country lacks current national salt consumption data required to build and enhance advocacy for salt reduction. We explored the characteristics of a randomly selected sub ...