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Human Nutrition Research Laboratory

Human Nutrition Research Laboratory. Research in this lab focuses on the pathophysiology of diseases of lifestyle like hypertension and type-2 diabetes and the role of micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables in the prevention of these diseases. Current focus: South African Hypertension and Diet Study (SAHDS).




  • Body fat distribution and health: The obesity paradox
  • The impact of dietary salt intake on isolated nocturnal hypertension
  • Does socio-economic status determine hypertension prevalence in South Africa?
  • Racial differences in renal sodium handling in South Africans


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