n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - From the Editor's Desk

Volume 25, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



Food and the eating thereof is a universal part of the human condition, and life is obviously impossible without adequate nutrition. The fact that the composition of diets varies so dramatically across the globe and that human populations survive and thrive fairly successfully despite seemingly very different nutrient intakes provides food for thought! Either the exact composition of the diet is irrelevant or else humans are biologically remarkably adaptable to great variation in the composition of their diet. If either of the statements in the previous sentence is correct then those individuals in what I refer to as the 'diet industry', an industry with enormous media appeal and reward, should feel seriously threatened.

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