Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, Trieu et al analysed the data from two cross sectional surveys that collected 24-h urine samples from participants aged 25-64 years to estimate mean sodium and potassium intake and describe dietary knowledge and behaviour among adults in two different regions of Kazakhstan. The study found the weighted mean 24-h sodium excretion was 6,782 mg/day (17.2 g salt) in both regions combined, which is more than triple the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended maximum of 2000mg sodium/day. Furthermore, while almost all adults (99%) consumed excess sodium, only 15% of adults perceived that their own salt intake was above the recommended levels. The study also found that mean potassium consumption was below the recommended minimum. Read more here.
Barriers, Enablers, and Perceptions on Dietary Salt Reduction in the Out-of-Home Sectors: A Scoping Review
1 January 1970