Researchers: Salt study shows importance of public interventions

02/13/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A 4% yearly reduction in sodium intake in the U.S., to achieve a daily level of 2,200 milligrams within 10 years, could save up to a half-million lives, according to research from the University of California at San Francisco. The study in the journal Hypertension lists several options for lowering sodium intake, but researchers said a gradual reduction could be accomplished through changes to prepared and processed foods. They said the potential health benefit "suggests that sodium reduction is an important target for public health interventions."

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Senior Manager, Clinical Affairs - Advanced Technology
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Director, Litigation & Investigations EMEA
Gilead Sciences
Stockely Park
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA