Tag: Research

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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27 Mar 2018

Salty Sausages a Health Risk on Australian BBQ’s

Research conducted by the George Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and the Heart Foundation Victoria, showed that the Australian BBQ favourite- sausages- contain on average over a quarter (28%) of recommended daily salt intake in one sausage alone. Data was analysed from 2010-2017, with data collected from [...]
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28 Mar 2017

Salt levels in bread in Australia declined from 2010 to 2017

Australian researchers have found some rye and sourdough breads contain more salt than a packet of chips pic.twitter.com/CfwAlOFWIK — ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24) March 21, 2017 In support of WSAW 2017, the George Institute for Global Health conducted a survey to look at the salt contents of packaged breads sold in Australia. The study analysed [...]
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17 Feb 2017

Cost-effectiveness of a government policy to reduce sodium intake

A recent study by Webb et al (2017) published in The BMJ modelled the effects and costs of a government policy that combines targeted industry agreements and public education to reduce sodium intake in 183 countries. Intervention costs for each country were assessed using the WHO-CHOICE (CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective) database, while country-specific effects […]

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