MEDICAL CHRONICLE DECEMBER 2018 CPD 1 of 3: The terms folic acid, folacin, folinic acid, pteroylglutamic acid and folate seem to be used interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing.
The effect of disease related malnutrition can be detrimental on physical & clinical health.
WHO estimate NCDs linked to lifestyle choices kill about 16 million people prematurely worldwide annually.
Ascencao was responding to a recent international study which found Cape Town residents, in particular, were at risk of vitamin D deficiency in winter when UVB exposure from sunlight was extremely low, making it harder to fight disease and infection. The study said vitamin D supplementation may reverse deficiency and even slow down HIV infection.
A Rand Corporation study found that taking probiotics can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhoea that is a common side effect of taking antibiotics.