Category: Research

03 Mar 2021

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 […]

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03 Mar 2021

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 […]

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03 Mar 2021

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 […]

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03 Mar 2021

Strategies for Reducing Salt and Sugar Intakes in Individuals at Increased Cardiometabolic Risk

Published in Nutrients on the 13th of January 2021, Ponzo et al conducted a narrative review to describe current knowledge about the strategies to reduce dietary salt and sugar intake, including strategies for the food industry and for health professionals in a clinical context. A search of electronic peer-reviewed databases was conducted. Themes reviewed for […]

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03 Mar 2021

Estimation of sodium and potassium intakes assessed by two 24-hour urine collections in a city of Indonesia

Published in the British Journal of Nutrition on the 26th of January 2021, Sari et al estimated the sodium and potassium intakes of Indonesian adults using two consecutive 24-hour urine collections. Adults aged 20–96 years were randomly selected to participate, from a pool of resident registration numbers. From the 528 people recruited, 479 people provided […]

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03 Mar 2021

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 […]

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03 Mar 2021

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 […]

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28 Jan 2021

A Decade of Food and Nutrition Policy in Portugal (2010-2020)

Published in the Portuguese Journal of Public Health on the 29th of October 2020, Graca, Gregorio and Freitas reviewed food- and nutrition-related policies and progress in Portugal over the last decade. The authors reflected on the main strategic documents, namely “The Platform against Obesity” (2007 – 2011), the “Promotion of Healthy Eating” (2012 – present) […]

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28 Jan 2021

Clinical Profiles and Factors Associated with a Low Sodium Intake in the Population: An Analysis of the Swiss Survey on Salt

Published in Nutrients on the 23rd of November, Burnier, Paccaud and Bochud conducted an analysis of the “Swiss Survey on Salt” with a focus on the clinical profiles and factors of people with low sodium intake. The “Swiss Survey on Salt” was conducted between 2010 and 2012 and included a random sample 1448 Swiss adults […]

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28 Jan 2021

Low sodium diet for gastric cancer prevention in the United States: Results of a Markov model

Published in Cancer Medicine on 1st December 2020, Kim et al modelled the impact and cost-effectiveness of the low sodium-DASH diet for prevention of gastric cancer in the U.S. population. Compared to no intervention, the study found the low sodium-DASH diet could reduce gastric cancer risk by 24.8% for males and 21.2% for females and […]

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