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Soft drinking water: no cause of cardiovascular disease?

D. A. van Staden, E. van der Walt
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 7, No 4 | a927 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v7i4.927 | © 1988 D. A. van Staden, E. van der Walt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 March 1988 | Published: 17 March 1988

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D. A. van Staden,, South Africa
E. van der Walt,, South Africa

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In contrast with numerous references in world literature linking soft drinking water with an increased prevalence of hypertension, degenerative vascular diseases and cardiovascular disease, research done by the Hans Snyckers Institute at Tshikundamalema in Venda would indicate the opposite. The drinking water in this remote area is extremely soft but the traditional living people of the area appear to be free of these diseases.


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