High salt intake and inactive lifestyles are contributing to the increasing numbers of child hypertension in South Africa.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Professor Alta Schutte, Director at Medical Research Council Hypertension Unit, on what she has encountered in her research on the matter.
Listen to the conversation below:
It's a high salt diet. We have taken big strides in South Africa to try to reduce the salt content in our food. We are trying to get people to become more aware.— Prof Alta Schutte, Director at Medical Research Council: Hypertension Unit