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The electrocardiographic findings and certain biochemical observations in 48 male runners before and after participation in the Comrades Marathon race are presented. In 21 of the 48 runners electrocardiographic changes consistent with early ischaemic heart disease could be demonstrated before the race. In 2 runners who had normal tracings before the race,(More)
Primary prevention is now the first priority of research on smoking. A study was made of 1 505 children of 12 high schools situated in a conservative Afrikaans-speaking community in an attempt to determine the characteristics of the smoking and non-smoking groups. Of the total group 16% were smokers. The male/female ratio was 3:1. The mean age at which(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of low dose pantoprazole (20 mg) (a gastric proton pump inhibitor) with standard dose ranitidine (300 mg) (a histamine-receptor antagonist), in their ability to relieve symptoms and heal oesophageal lesions associated with gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS(More)
A short review of the prevalence of ischaemic heart disease in South African Whites is given, and primary prevention, which entails an alteration in life style, is emphasised. The role of increased physical activity in primary prevention is discussed. Any programme to increase the fitness status of a population based on activities that must be performed(More)
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