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Hypertension

17 May 2019

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.

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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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