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."

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