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"Big Food", the consumer food environment, health and the policy response in South Africa
(Public Library of Science, 2012)
Summary Points: * In South Africa, as in other jurisdictions, ‘‘Big Food’’ (large commercial entities that dominate the food and beverage environment) is becoming more widespread and is implicated in unhealthy eating. * ...
Challenges faced by the urban black South Africans in the prevention of non-communicable diseases
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2008)
This paper was conducted to describe some of the circumstances that increases the risk factors for non-communicable diseases amongst the previously disadvantaged South African population. The work presented here is based ...
Chronic non-communicable diseases
(Health Systems Trust, 2008)
This chapter will examine the current actions, including lifestyle measures, for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases within a South African context. It will also focus on the biological, behavioural ...
An exploration into the determinants of noncommunicable diseases among rural-to-urban migrants in periurban South Africa
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010)
Introduction Noncommunicable diseases are increasing in developing countries, exacerbated by growing urbanization. We examined the experiences and perceptions about noncommunicable diseases of people who migrated from ...
Perceptions about body image and sizes among Black African girls living in Cape Town
(International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2010)
OBJECTIVE: To assess beliefs about body size (fatness and thinness) and body image in Black girls aged 10–18 years living in Cape Town. DESIGN: Exploratory using qualitative methods. SETTING: Cape Town, South Africa. METHOD: ...
The roles of community health workers in management of non-communicable diseases in an urban township
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2014)
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly being recognised as a crucial part of the health workforce in South Africa and other parts of the world. CHWs have taken on a variety of roles, including community ...