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09 Mar 2017

Association of salt-related knowledge and behaviours with salt intake

A study by Johnson et al at the George Institute for Global health published in Nutrients (February 2017) showed that the mean salt intake in India was 9.27 (8.87-9.69) g/day based on 24-hour urine samples. The study revealed that less use of salt while cooking, avoidance of snacks or namkeensā€“a savoury Indian snack, and avoidance of pickles were associated with significantly lower levels of salt excretion. It also found that salt intake was comparable in more-educated versus less-educated individuals, while there was no different pattern of knowledge and behaviours between the two groups. For more information, please click here.

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