Barriers, Enablers, and Perceptions on Dietary Salt Reduction in the Out-of-Home Sectors: A Scoping Review
Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in July 2021, Michael et al reviewed the perceptions and challenges that influence dietary salt reduction in out-of-home sectors. Drawing from different databases for published research articles up until December 2020, the review found that there were several perceived barriers that impeded salt reduction […]
A study by Juraschek, et al published in Hypertension conducted a trial using the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) to assess whether a reduced sodium diet has any adverse effects such as causing weight gain. To read more, click here.
Use of ‘low-salt’ bread as part of a reduced salt diet important in reducing blood pressure – Ireland
Bread is a major contributor to salt intake in Ireland. Cashman K et al recently published a study in Nutrients investigating the consumption of ‘low-salt’ bread, and its influence on blood pressure. Ninety seven adults participated in a five week cross-over study, which included salt intake estimated from 24-hr urine collections. They found that salt […]
‘Low-Salt’ Bread as an Important Component of a Pragmatic Reduced-Salt Diet for Lowering Blood Pressure in Adults with Elevated Blood Pressure
A 5 week food-based randomised crossover trial by Cashman K et al assessed the effect of including ‘low salt’ bread as part of a reduced-salt diet on blood pressure, markers of bone metabolism and plasma lipids in adults with elevated blood pressure in Ireland. 97 participants were randomly assigned to either the reduced-salt diet or […]
A review by Petersen et al aimed to identify, summarize, and critically appraise studies on dietary salt and health outcomes that were published from April 2017 to March 2018. Overall, 6747 citations and 42 health outcome studies were identified. Three of the 42 studies met the criteria for methodological quality and health outcomes and underwent […]