Impact of salt reduction on health outcomes – modelling study in Cameroon

A modelling study by Aminde LN et al investigated the potential health impacts of reducing salt intake by the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) recommended 30% relative reduction in Cameroon.

The model predicted a decreased lifetime incidence of ischaemic heart disease, haemorrhagic strokes, ischaemic strokes and hypertensive heart disease, and decreased mortality rates from these causes. Achieving the WHO’s target was predicted to reduce the probability of premature mortality by 16.8% between 2016 and 2030.

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