Staff Profile: Polly Huang

Please join us in congratulating Dr Polly Huang who has recently been awarded her PhD! Polly works on the China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS), a randomized controlled trial looking at the effect of using reduced sodium added potassium on the risk of stroke. Polly also works as a data analyst in the Food […]

The threshold of salt taste recognition among a sample of Moroccan population

Published in Nutrition & Food Science on 1st December 2020, Guennoun et al conducted a simple-blind experimental study to determine salt taste recognition and evaluated differences based on gender, body mass index (BMI), and age among 201 Moroccan men and women aged 15 years and older. Conducted during 2018, the study used trained researchers and […]

Implementing the national strategy of salt reduction in Morocco: the baker´s perspective

Published in the Pan African Medical Journal on 11th December 2020, Bouhamida et al conducted a quantitative exploratory study to examine the knowledge of bakers about the national strategy of salt reduction and evaluate their current contribution and future commitment in implementing the specific recommendation related to salt reduction in bread. 432 bakeries participated in […]

Salt intake and blood pressure in Iranian children and adolescents: a population-based study

Published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders on the 2nd of February 2021, Emamian et al conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the daily salt intake levels of schoolchildren aged 9-15 years, and its association with high blood pressure in an area with a high prevalence of hypertension (Shahroud, northeast Iran). A subsample of 5,620 schoolchildren provided […]

From Salt to Stroke – Evaluation of a Media Campaign for Sodium Reduction in Philadelphia

Published in Frontiers in Public Health on the 15th of January 2021, Klassen et al used a repeated cross-sectional design to evaluate the process and impact of a media campaign for sodium reduction in Philadelphia, USA. Between 2014 and 2015 the Philadelphia Department of Public Health conducted an education campaign, targeting populations at higher risk […]

Limited potential impact of Australia’s reformulation targets on sodium purchases

Research by Coyle et al (2020) from the George Institute for Global Health has sparked media attention as it found very limited potential impact on reducing sodium intake of the Australian population from the voluntary sodium reformulation programme, the Healthy Food Partnership, with just 50mg daily reduction per person if there was 100% compliance with […]