Potential use of salt substitutes to reduce blood pressure

Farrand et al published a commentary outlining the potential use of salt substitutes to complement existing salt reduction strategies. Salt substitutes offer an opportunity to further reduce population salt intake and also increase potassium intake, which will reduce population blood pressure and assist in preventing and managing hypertension.

They recommend governments consider promoting and subsidising salt substitutes and manufacturers explore the use of salt substitutes, after sodium has already been reduced to the lowest possible levels.

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