South African Family Practice (SAFP) is the official journal of the South African Academy of Family Physicians, and is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which strives to provide primary care physicians and researchers with a broad range of scholarly work in the disciplines of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care, Rural Medicine, District Health and other related fields. SAFP publishes original research, clinical reviews, and pertinent commentary that advance the knowledge base of these disciplines. The content of SAFP is designed to reflect and support further development of the broad basis of these disciplines through original research and critical review of evidence in important clinical areas; as well as to provide practitioners with continuing professional development material. SAFP adheres to the international acceptable editorial standards, as published by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The risk of weight gain and the benefit of weight loss – how Duromine® can help your patients

The causes of overweight and obesity are complex. While diet and physical activity are central to energy balance, both are directly and indirectly influenced by a wide range of social, environmental, behavioural, genetic and physiological factors. For many people, weight gain is hard to avoid and very difficult to reverse. Advising patients about the health benefits of losing weight and helping them to do so, is becoming increasingly important for healthcare practitioners.

New supplement available which may assist with PCOS symptoms and insulin resistance

A new supplement which contains a unique combination of ingredients clinically proven to help correct endocrine and metabolic imbalances linked to insulin resistance and associated infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is now available in South Africa.

Indemnity outfit boosts State surgical rescues

A local insurer of healthcare professionals, EthiQal, has donated R240 000 to Operation Healing Hands, OHH, a non-profit-organisation set up to relieve the overwhelming burden of surgery in the public sector. The organisation selects disadvantaged, clinically-eligible patients for life-saving and life-enhancing surgery.

Adcock Ingram Critical Care firefighting team follows first aid team to win top spot in SA competitions

The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility in Aeroton now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams in the country, with its firefighting team winning the prestigious national Marsh Mutual Risk Group (MRG) fire team competition only months after the facility’s first aid team won the national Marsh MRG first aid team competition.

Can amino acids contribute to athletic performance?

Athletes, particularly long distance runners, need food to not only fuel their next workout, but also for the essential vitamins and minerals needed to help turn food into energy, keep bones strong, boost immunity, repair strained muscle tissue and for general health.

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