Category: Research

22 Jun 2021

Packaged food supply in Fiji: Nutrient levels, compliance with sodium targets and adherence to labelling regulations

Published on 19 May 2021 in Public Health Nutrition, Shahid et al. conducted a cross-sectional assessment of compliance to government labelling regulations and the nutrient content (specifically sodium and sugar) of packaged foods sold in selected major supermarkets in Suva, Fiji. Five major supermarkets were surveyed in 2018, with product information collected by taking photographs […]

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22 Jun 2021

Availability, Formulation, Labelling, and Price of Low-Sodium Salts Worldwide

Published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance on 13 May 2021, Yin X et al. conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the availability, formulation, labelling, and price of low-sodium salts currently available to consumers around the world. A literature review, Google search, online shopping sites search, and inquiry of key informants was conducted. The study […]

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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. […]

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22 Jun 2021

Blood pressure Effects of Sodium Reduction

Published on 15 February 2021 in Circulation, Filippini et al. conducted a dose-response meta-analysis of experimental studies, examining blood pressure effects of sodium reduction. The paper focused on trials with a month or more of follow-up, with 24-hour urinary sodium excretion measurements used, with sodium manipulation (i.e. through changes to participants diets or through supplementation), […]

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22 Jun 2021

Stakeholder perspectives on the effectiveness of the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership

Published in BMC Nutrition on 22 April 2021, Rosewarne E et al. conducted a qualitative study to assess the effectiveness of the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership and understand stakeholders’ perceptions of the partnership’s effectiveness. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 strategic partnership and 7 food industry stakeholders. The authors concluded that a strategic partnership with […]

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22 Jun 2021

Effects of a reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute on blood pressure in rural Indian hypertensive patients: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial

Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on 30 March 2021, Yu J et al. investigated the effects of salt substitutes on blood pressure in rural Indian hypertensive patients. In this double-blind randomised controlled trial, 502 participants were randomly assigned to receive either regular salt (control group) or the salt substitute (intervention group). The […]

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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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