Mariaan Wicks

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Seventeen patients with sleep apnea were studied with reference to the frequency and duration of apneic episodies, the mechanism of the apnea and the extent to which oxygen saturation was depressed by the apnea. In all patients, esophageal pressure was recorded simultaneously with respiratory magnetometer records of rib cage and abdominal motion. Thermistor(More)
BACKGROUND In June 2016, the Republic of South Africa introduced legislation for mandatory limits for the upper sodium content permitted in a wide range of processed foods. We assessed the sodium levels of packaged foods in South Africa during the one-year period leading up to the mandatory implementation date of the legislation. METHODS Data on the(More)
The WHO has called for governments to improve children's food environment by implementing restrictions on the marketing of 'unhealthy' foods to children. Nutrient profiling (NP) models are used to define 'unhealthy' foods and support child-directed food marketing regulations. The aim of the present study was to assess the suitability of the South African NP(More)
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