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Physical activity and hypertension in South African adults

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  • L.J. Ware
  • Kirsten Rennie
  • L Gafane
  • Jade Collard
  • T. Nell
  • Aletta Shutte
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Original languageEnglish
Article numberCP2
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA)
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event 49th Congress of the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 16 May 2014 → …


Estimates suggest that approximately 6-million South Africans have hypertension, with half classified as stage 1 (mild). Mindful of the cost of lifelong drug therapy, the South African
Hypertension Society guidelines suggest delaying drug therapy through lifestyle modification (increased physical activity and weight management) in all but those with the highest risk. This pilot study examined the relationship of BP with physical activity and bodyweight in black South African adults employed in physical occupations


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