oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Correspondence
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 Vaal University of Technology and 3 Vaal University of Technology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||80 - 81|
I read with great interest the excellent article by Oldewage-Theron and Egal.
Their key finding was that despite eating a diet of 71% carbohydrate to 20% fat to 9% protein, that approaches the macronutrient proportions advocated as healthy by South African dietary experts, 34% of women in a peri-urban Vaal region had dyslipidaemia. Eighty-two per cent of the women with dyslipidaemia were obese, whereas 53% of the women without dyslipaemia were also overweight. More than 35% from both groups were hypertensive. The rates for diabetes were not reported.
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