Tag: 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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29 Mar 2018

Sodium intakes of US adults exceed recommendations

A study conducted by Cogswell M et al and published by JAMA investigated sodium intake in US adults. Data was used from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, with 827 adults providing 24-hour urine sample in 2014. Mean sodium intake estimated by 24-hour urine was 3608mg/d, 4205mg/d for men and 3039mg/d for women. Results [...]
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29 Mar 2018

Relationship between Dietary Salt and SBP Independent of other Dietary Factors

A recent study from the INTERMAP (International Study on Macro/Micro-nutrients and Blood Pressure) Research Group, published in Hypertension assessed whether the sodium- blood pressure (BP) relationship is modulated by other dietary factors. The INTERMAP study includes 4680 participants aged 40-59 years from Japan, China, United Kingdom and the United States. Dietary data was collected via [...]
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29 Mar 2018

Process Evaluation Informs Future Salt Reduction Strategies in the Pacific Islands

Fiji specific results from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) project on “Cost-effectiveness of salt reduction strategies in the Pacific Islands” led by The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with C-POND, Fiji, have been published in Nutrients. Webster et al conducted a process evaluation and costing of the multi-faceted population salt reduction [...]
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