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Bianca Swanepoel
North-West University
UrinePotassiumSodiumDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Bianca SwanepoelH-Index: 4
#2Aletta E. SchutteH-Index: 44
Last. Krisela SteynH-Index: 30
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#1Bianca Swanepoel (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 4
#2L. Malan (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 7
Last. Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract As a first step in combating the high hypertension rate in South Africa, the Government has recently implemented a mandatory regulation (R.214) pertaining to the sodium content of foodstuffs with targets for 2016 and 2019. We aimed to measure the sodium content and establish whether industry is complying with the targets set in Regulation R.214. The sodium content of ten food products, randomly selected from each of the 13 food categories as described in the regulation (R.214) were meas...
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#1Sanne A.E. PetersH-Index: 13
#2Elizabeth DunfordH-Index: 21
Last. Bruce NealH-Index: 82
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Background: In June 2016, the Republic of South Africa introduced legislation for mandatory limits for the upper sodium content permitted in a wide range of processed foods. We assessed the sodium levels of packaged foods in South Africa during the one-year period leading up to the mandatory implementation date of the legislation. Methods: Data on the nutritional composition of packaged foods was obtained from nutrition information panels on food labels through both in-store surveys and crowdsou...
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#1Lisa J. WareH-Index: 12
#2Bianca SwanepoelH-Index: 4
Last. Aletta E. SchutteH-Index: 44
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#1Bianca SwanepoelH-Index: 4
#2Aletta E. SchutteH-Index: 44
Last. Krisela SteynH-Index: 30
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#1Bianca Swanepoel (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 4
#2Aletta E. Schutte (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 44
Last. Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract 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 total, 692 successful 24-hour urine collections were analyzed for sodium, potassium, and iodine levels. The median sodium and potassium excretion was 122.9 and 33.5 mmol/d, respectively, and the median salt intake was 7.2 g/d. The majority (92.8%) of the population did...
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#2Bianca SwanepoelH-Index: 4
Last. G.W. TowersH-Index: 2
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Inflammation, as indicated by C-reactive protein concentrations (CRP), is a risk factor for chronic diseases. Both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to inflammation. As dietary interventions can influence inflammatory status, we hypothesized that dietary effects could be influenced by interactions with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CRP gene. We determined 12 CRP SNPs, as well as various nutrition status markers in 2010 black South Africans and analyzed their...
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