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Low carbohydrate versus isoenergetic balanced diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk : a systematic review and meta-analysis
(Public Library of Science, 2014-07)
Abstract Background: Some popular weight loss diets restricting carbohydrates (CHO) claim to be more effective, and have additional health benefits in preventing cardiovascular disease compared to balanced weight loss ...
Vitamin D and calcium status in South African adolescents with alcohol use disorders
Adequate vitamin D and calcium are essential for optimal adolescent skeletal development. Adolescent vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency and poor calcium intake have been reported worldwide. Heavy alcohol use impacts ...
Growth and weight status in treatment-naive 12-16 year old adolescents with Alcohol Use Disorders in Cape Town, South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2011)
Abstract: Background Heavy alcohol consumption during adolescence has many known harmful health and social consequences and is strongly associated with numerous health risk behaviours. The consequences of heavy alcohol use ...
Iodised salt and iodine supplements for prenatal and postnatal growth : a rapid scoping of existing systematic reviews
(BioMed Central, 2015-09)
Background: Iodine deficiency can adversely affect child development including stunted growth. However, the effect of iodine supplementation or fortification on prenatal and postnatal growth in children (<18 years) is ...
Systematic review of the effects of iodised salt and iodine supplements on prenatal and postnatal growth : study protocol
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-11)
Introduction: Iodine is an essential micronutrient and component of the thyroid hormones. Sufficient ingestion of iodine is necessary for normal growth and development. If iodine requirements are not met, growth can be ...