January 2013

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A pinch of salt? The need for consumer awareness and industry reformation in salt intake

The January Nutrition Society Paper of the month is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Fewer adults add salt at the table after initiation of a national salt campaign in the UK: a repeated cross-sectional analysis’ The UK Food Standards Agency’s consumer awareness campaign and trends in discretionary salt use There is a strong body of evidence that links high dietary salt intakes to hypertension, which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease.…

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