High sodium intake and low potassium intake in China

A study by Shufa Du et al has found that sodium intakes remain high, and potassium intakes remain low in China. Authors utilised data on 29,926 adults from the China Health and Nutrition Survey and compared data from 1991 and 2015. Intakes of sodium and potassium from these surveys are estimated from 24-hr diet recalls. […]

FoodSwitch: State of the Fast Food Supply

A survey on the state of the fast food supply in Australia by The George Institute for Global Health found 60 out of 144 fast food combo meals exceeded sodium targets; 23 of these were from Red Rooster and 18 from Hungry Jacks. The sodium targets were benchmarked per serving against the Australian Government’s Suggested […]

No reduction of salt intake in the UK during 2014 to 2018

A new report from Public Health England has demonstrated that there has been no further reduction in salt intake in England from 2014 to 2018. Prepared by Robert Ashford et al, the report used the gold standard measurement of 24-hour sodium excretion and showed that the mean salt intake in adults aged 19 to 64 […]

Strengthening Malaysia’s National Salt Reduction Strategy (2015-2020)

Last year Dr Kathy Trieu and Prof Jacqui Webster from The George Institute for Global Health conducted an interim evaluation of Malaysia’s national salt reduction strategy with a view to identifying areas where the strategy could be strengthened. The mid-term evaluation report including the six key recommendations for enhancing implementation is now published on the […]

Recipients of LINKS grant

The George Institute for Global Health are part of two successful Resolve to Save Lives, LINKS grants this year. The highly competitive grants of over US$2.3million in total will be supporting programs that promote heart health in 18 countries. The George Institute alongside Ministry of Health Malaysia, National University of Malaysia and WHO Office in […]

Sodium Content of Commonly Consumed Foods in Argentina

Home cooking

Calliope and Samman investigated the sodium levels in street food, fast food and artisanal food in Northwest Argentina using chemical analysis. To collect information on the types and frequency of food consumed, a survey was administered to a sample of adults. The most commonly consumed street food was hot dogs (25%) and French fries (22%); […]

Salt levels in meat alternatives – Australia

On the 10th of September, the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership released a report written by The George Institute for Global Health on the salt content of meat alternatives in Australia. The research revealed some meat free products contain up to half a day’s worth of salt in one serve. Meat-free bacon, falafels and meat-free sausages […]