BMJ paper further cements the case for population-wide salt reduction
1 December 2011
(Worldwide) A new meta-analysis of prospective studies on salt intake, stroke, and cardiovascular disease has made the case for population-wide salt reduction even stronger. The analysis, by Professor Strazzullo and Professor Cappuccio shows that a difference of 5 g a day in habitual salt intake is associated with a 23% difference in the rate of stroke and a 17% difference in the rate of total cardiovascular disease.
Based on these results, reducing daily salt intake by 5 g at the population level could avert one and a quarter million deaths from stroke and almost three million deaths from cardiovascular disease each year.
See: BMJ Paper