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World Action on Salt. Sugar & Health

Salt Controversy


  • Tan, M., He, F. J., & MacGregor, G. A. (2018). Salt and cardiovascular disease in PURE: A large sample size cannot make up for erroneous estimations. Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System, 19(4)
  • He FJ, Campbell NRC, Ma Y, MacGregor GA, Cogswell ME, Cook NRC. (2018) Errors in estimating usual sodium intake by the Kawasaki formula alter its relationship with mortality ─ Implications for public health. Int J Epidemiol 2018.
  • He FJ, MacGregor GA. (2018) Role of salt intake in prevention of cardiovascular disease: controversies and challenges. Nature Reviews: Cardiology.


  • He FJ, MacGregor GA(2016). Hypertension: Salt: flawed research should not divert actions to reduce intake. Nat Rev Nephrol 12, (9) 514-515. 10.1038/nrneph.2016.97


  • He FJ, Ivkovic V, Jelakovic B et al.(2015). Estimation of sodium excretion should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler: misleading papers and editorial on spot urines. J Hypertens 33, (4) 884-886. 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000548


  • He FJ, MacGregor GA(2014). Salt intake and mortality. Am J Hypertens 27, (11) 10.1093/ajh/hpu095


  • He FJ, MacGregor GA(2012). Cardiovascular disease: Salt and cardiovascular risk. Nature Reviews Nephrology 8, (3) 134-136. 10.1038/nrneph.2011.220


  • Macgregor GA, He FJ, Perry IJ et al.(2003)Long term effects of advice to reduce dietary salt. BMJ 326, (7382) 10.1136/bmj.326.7382.222/a
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