Sodium intakes of US adults exceed recommendations

A study conducted by Cogswell M et al and published by JAMA investigated sodium intake in US adults. Data was used from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, with 827 adults providing 24-hour urine sample in 2014. Mean sodium intake estimated by 24-hour urine was 3608mg/d, 4205mg/d for men and 3039mg/d for women. Results […]

Relationship between Dietary Salt and SBP Independent of other Dietary Factors

A recent study from the INTERMAP (International Study on Macro/Micro-nutrients and Blood Pressure) Research Group, published in Hypertension, assessed whether the sodium-blood pressure (BP) relationship is modulated by other dietary factors. The INTERMAP study includes 4680 participants aged 40-59 years from Japan, China, United Kingdom and the United States. Dietary data was collected via four […]

Decrease in sodium content of processed foods from 2009 to 2015 in America

A study conducted by Clapp J et al and published by Preventing Chronic Disease investigated the serving size, calories and sodium content of processed foods with the top 80% of sales between 2009 and 2015 in America. Results were reported per serve and density and it was found that sodium per serve and density decreased […]

Process Evaluation Informs Future Salt Reduction Strategies in the Pacific Islands

Fiji specific results from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) project on “Cost-effectiveness of salt reduction strategies in the Pacific Islands” led by The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with C-POND, Fiji, have been published in Nutrients. Webster et al conducted a process evaluation and costing of the multi-faceted population salt reduction […]