Archive: 2018

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Jun2018
M Richter MSc, RD(SA), Prof CM Smuts PhD, RNT(SA), Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University Early studies showed that dietary saturated fat and cholesterol intake is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD)1. More recent epidemiological studies, however, have shown positive2, inverse3 or no associations4 of dietary saturated fat with CHD ... Read More
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Downsizing portions is key to beating obesity South Africa’s rising obesity epidemic prompted the Department of Health and its partners for National Nutrition Week 2014 to focus this year’s campaign on raising awareness of the importance of portion control. Statistics show that increasing numbers of South Africans are overweight or obese, ... Read More
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Prof HH (Esté) Vorster, Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Introduction: ‘optimal’ nutrition Malnutrition, and especially the co-existence of under- and over-nutrition, leading to a double burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is one of the most critical problems developing countries and specifically South Africa, are facing ... Read More
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BENEFITS OF SALT REDUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD This article is a citation from the editorial in SA Cardiology and Stroke Journal, April/May 2013, with approval from René Bosman of Media24. KRISELA STEYN1, VASH MUNGAL-SINGH2, EDELWEIS WENTZEL-VILJOEN3, KAREN HOFFMAN4, MELVYN FREEMAN5 Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa, University of Cape Town Heart and Stroke Foundation ... Read More
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High-protein (HP) low-carbohydrate (LC)diets: Evidence based comments A/Prof M Senekal PhD, RD(SA), Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Biology Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town Do HP-LC diets result in better weight loss, blood lipid andglucose levels than conventional diets(higher carbohydrate, lower protein, low fat)? Research shows that HP-LC diets may ... Read More
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Compiled by: Prof M Senekal, Division of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; Dr C Naude, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University; Prof E Wentzel-Viljoen, School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University and ... Read More
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There is general consensus that “feeding smart from the start” implies exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life. It is important to note the WHO recommendation on exclusive breastfeeding up to six months old for all, including HIV-infected mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy, and continued breastfeeding with ... Read More
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A high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet or a diet based on the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines H Salome Kruger, Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University, Potchefstroom Nazeeia Sayed, Unilever, Durban The issue of an optimal diet for health has received much attention in the local media over the past year. ... Read More
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Prof HH Vorster, Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University INTRODUCTION “Cereals must be one of the worst things parents give their children”. This is a recent unfortunate comment that received media attention as part of a campaign to promote low-carbohydrate diets. Unfortunate, because the South African Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (1) for ... Read More
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The importance of vegetables and fruit in the diet Mieke Faber and Paul van Jaarsveld, Medical Research Council Vegetable and fruit intake is a significant determinant of disease burden in both developed and developing countries, and a low intake is among the top 10 risk factors contributing to attributable mortality. In ... Read More
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