Vietnam: Supporting the development and introduction of low-sodium foods

Background Reducing salt consumption is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Eating less salt reduces blood pressure, and thereby lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease. In Vietnam, NCDs currently account for 75% of all deaths, mainly due to cardiovascular diseases. There is an […]

Salt‌ ‌Substitute‌ ‌in‌ ‌India‌ ‌Study‌ ‌(SSiIS)‌ ‌

Background Hypertension is one of the leading determinants of disease in India and causes huge health and economic burden. Mean salt intake in India is more than double the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of less than 5 g/day. However, there are no scalable strategies to reduce dietary salt intake and improve hypertension control to […]

Science of Salt Weekly

Background Nearly every country (181 of 187) in the world consumes in excess of the WHO recommended maximum salt intake of 5g per day. The high profile provided by public health efforts has resulted in a vast number of publications on dietary salt. The rapidly growing volume of research makes it challenging to stay up […]