Funding for this research was provided by:
Mr. Christo Strydom, CSN Nutrition (CSN001-13)
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Received: 12 June 2018
Accepted: 27 February 2019
First Online: 22 March 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: Author WF Mollentze was the manager of the Christo Strydom Metabolic Research Unit, University of the Free State, at the time research was conducted. The University of the Free State received partial funding for the Christo Strydom Metabolic Research Unit from CSN, the company that manufactures and distributes CSN products in South Africa. Author WF Mollentze received a speaker honorarium from Novartis within the last 3 years. Author G Joubert declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author S van der Linde declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author A Prins declares she has no conflict of interest. Author GM Marx declares she has no conflict of interest. Author KG Tsie declares that she has no conflict of interest.
: All procedures performed involving human subjects in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Ethical approval to conduct the study was obtained from the Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Ethics Committee approval no: ECUFS 158/2015 (registered 16 September 2015))
: Informed consent was obtained from all individual subjects included in the study. Consent to publish was also obtained from all subjects in the study.