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Reducing salt intake will save money and save lives

30 November 2011

(USA) Further weight has been added to the argument that a policy-driven approach to reduce sodium intake will save money and save lives. A new study from the US suggests that a decrease in 9.5% in mean population sodium intake (as seen in the UK) would prevent thousands of strokes and heart attacks over the lifetimes of adults aged 40-85 years who are alive today, and save more than $32billion in medical expenses. Please read the full paper and accompanying editorial below.


Full paper in Annals of Internal Medicine

Editorial from Thomas Frieden and Peter Briss



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