oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - ADSA directions

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



After the successful and enlightening SASPEN/ SAGES congress recently held in Port Elizabeth, the focus was once again placed on the ever-increasing epidemic of obesity. Research has shown that obesity is directly linked with mortality and many chronic ailments. The management of the obese, critically ill patient also poses various challenges for dietitians. One of the key take-home messages was that in trying to prevent the problem of obesity, gradual weight gain should be addressed more aggressively.

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