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22 Jun 2021

A method to monitor the national salt reduction efforts in Sri Lanka and status of salt, potassium and iodine intake in an adult Sri Lankan community

Published in the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka on 30 April 2021, Jayatissa R et al. undertook a cross-sectional study that aimed to assess the current salt, potassium, and iodine intake of adults using 24-hour urine samples, and identify the best prediction equation to estimate these nutrients from spot urine samples. The study found adults aged 25-64 years in Sri Lanka consumed on average 11.4g of salt per day and compared to the WHO recommendations, adults  had high salt, low potassium, and optimum iodine intakes. Read the abstract here.


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