Salt reduction would save lives

Reducing salt intake is a cheap and easy way to avert millions of chronic-disease-related deaths per year, according to UK research.

The researchers analysed data from 23 countries that showed that reducing salt intake in people with or without high BP reduced BP by small but significant amounts. They calculated that a 15 per cent reduction in salt consumption could avert 8.5 million chronic-disease-related deaths between 2006 and 2015 (Lancet Online 2007). Pictured is a coloured scanning electron micrograph of table salt.

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