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Salt and hypertension – 5 common myths debunked

17 May is World Hypertension Day. While many common myths surrounding hypertension have been debunked, there is still uncertainty when it comes to salt. We take a look at five common salt and hypertension myths.

Blood pressure info on net and apps often wrong

In a study, researchers who checked YouTube videos on high blood pressure found that one-third offered 'misleading' information. Home blood pressure devices also tended to be inaccurate.

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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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