Salt reduction should be global priority, says expert

The huge responsibility of food manufacturers in contributing to the epidemic of cardiovascular disease must be acknowledged. — Professor Francesco Cappuccio, Warwick Medical School

The call for worldwide salt reduction is today’s top story at Officials at the United Nations & World Health Organization are pushing for global reductions in dietary salt. Some interesting articles, well worth your time:

Salt reduction should be global priority, says expert

Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study

High salt diet increases risk of CVD, death

Salt lobby opposes EUs “absurd labeling” measures

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4 Responses to Salt reduction should be global priority, says expert

  1. These look like some very impressive headlines, Dishy…

  2. Christy says:

    Impressive – and frightening.

    You are what you eat, and if you’re not mindful about what you’re eating, who will be? This whole discussion is a reminder that food producers need to be made accountable, but so do consumers. Most people reading this site are hyper-aware of what they’re putting into their bodies. But many people eat without thinking, and they’re the ones paying the price.

  3. Linda says:

    I agree. We were very conscious of our salt intake after my daughter was placed on a low-sodium diet when she was diagnosed with a kidney disease a few years ago. She’s in remission now but we still watch our salt intake, avoid processed foods, and adding extra salt to anything we cook. Funny that you stopped by my blog for the first time and saw a salty feta watermelon salad! We typically don’t add salt, especially when using feta, but that was an exception. I think it’s great you’re bringing awareness to this issue. Looking forward to seeing more in your blog. I see you have a farm and are doing wonderful things!

  4. Linda says:

    Oops, I should clarify. I add a little salt to some of my recipes, we don’t add extra salt to the food we cook when we are at the table :). And after looking again, I realize you were picking berries on A farm. Sorry about the confusion!

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