Iron supplements: ferrous or ferric?

When iron is paired with two electrons it will form a ferrous state, and when paired with three electrons it…

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Cannabis: What you need to know

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has answered frequently asked questions about cannabis and related substances.

50 ways to improve nutrition in the ICU

Between 40% and 60% of adult patients treated in intensive care units (ICU) are at high risk of malnutrition. Malnutrition…

Nutritional care for surgery patients

Malnutrition affects up to 50% of hospitalised patients and contributes to adverse health and economic outcomes, even though it often…

Natural supplements for clinical issues

Immunity is the balance between adequate defences to fight infection, disease and tumour cells, and having sufficient tolerance to avoid…

Pumping iron

Anaemia is the most common haematological disorder in both developed and developing countries, affecting an estimated 1.2 billion people. Africa…

Managing the risk of diabetes during Ramadan

Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from food, drink and oral medications from dawn to dusk. This practice is…

The influence of metabolic factors on weight regain

While it is often assumed that patients who regain weight do so because of a lack of willpower, there are plenty of metabolic factors that compel the body to maintain weight and regain it once it has been lost.

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Folate: benefits beyond NTD prevention

The most well-known use of folic acid is its role in preventing neural tube defects (NTD) during pregnancy. But folate affects numerous bodily functions and is beneficial for much besides pregnancy.

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Strengthening bone health with magnesium and vitamin K

Osteoporosis is a common, aging-related disease, the prevalence of which has been increasing with the improvement of modern medicine and…

Pumping iron

Dr Jarrad van Zuydam, a GP with a special interest in endurance sports medicine, recently discussed iron deficiency at an…

Treatment options for child and adolescent obesity

Childhood and teenage overweight and obesity are growing challenges in developing countries, with up to 13% of South African children…

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Synthetic folic acid, food folate and 5-MTHF are not the same thing

MEDICAL CHRONICLE DECEMBER 2018 CPD 1 of 3: The terms folic acid, folacin, folinic acid, pteroylglutamic acid and folate seem…

CoQ10 in diabetes and high cholesterol patients

MEDICAL CHRONICLE DECEMBER 2018 CPD 2 of 3: The demand for CoQ10 as a dietary supplement has dramatically increased in…

Medical Chronicle December CPDs

These are Medical Chronicle’s December CPDs. Click on the attached questionnaire to start the CPD quiz.

Should patients take supplements during chemo?

MEDICAL CHRONICLE NOVEMBER CPD 1 of 3: There is compelling evidence for the importance of supplementation during cancer treatment. Vitamin…

Medical Chronicle November CPDs

Below are all of the CPDs produced for the November 2018 issue of Medical Chronicle. You need to read all…

The effect of diabetes on vitamin B

MEDICAL CHRONICLE AUGUST CPD 3 of 4: The relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and diabetes-induced peripheral neuropathy has been clearly…

Protein requirements & oral nutritional supplementation

The effect of disease related malnutrition can be detrimental on physical & clinical health.

Nutrition in pregnancy

A healthy, balanced diet is strongly recommended before, during, and after pregnancy.

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