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Government-supported salt reduction strategy cost-effective worldwide

Government-supported salt reduction strategy cost-effective worldwide
January 24, 2017

A moderate government intervention strategy to reduce dietary sodium would be highly cost-effective worldwide, even without factoring potential health care savings, new data show.

“Excessive sodium consumption is common and linked to [CV] burdens in most countries,” Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, MPH, DrPH, dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and colleagues wrote. “Overall, 181 of 187 countries, representing 99.2% of the global adult population, have mean sodium intakes exceeding [WHO]-recommended maximum of 2 g [per] day.”

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