Hypertension

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90% of US children eat too much salt

A new study has found that 90% of US kids eat far more salt than the recommended guideline, putting them at greater risk of heart disease and high blood pressure in later life.

Shake your salt habit

If the Minister of Health achieves his next dietary reform of reducing South Africa's salt intake by legislation, he will be striking a blow for good health, says DietDoc.

SA eats and drinks too much, and doesn’t move enough

15 – 19 October is National Obesity Week, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is highlighting the seriousness of overweight and obesity in SA by urging the nation to shed the kilos and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Are you eating too much salt?

Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans, with black Africans appearing to be more susceptible than other groups?

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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