18-Nov-2014 By Nathan Gray
It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true is this notion?
19-Apr-2013 By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS
European salt reduction initiatives have come a long way over the past few years – but what’s working, and what are the next steps?
06-Feb-2012 By Nathan Gray
A new study investigating a link between high salt intake and risk of gastric cancers could add to increasing pressure for industry-wide sodium reduction, researchers have said.
06-Jul-2011 By Nathan Gray
Moderate reductions in salt intake do not reduce the likelihood of dying or experiencing cardiovascular disease, according to a new Cochrane review.
Moderate salt cuts could save billions in healthcare costs
Special edition: Salt reduction
27-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
In the second part of our focus on salt reduction, we look at startling new data from the US that suggests a modest nationwide reduction in salt intake could save about $24 billion in healthcare costs a year.
Special edition: Salt reduction
26-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
In the first part of our series on salt reduction, FoodNavigator looks at the potential health benefits of salt reduction beyond heart health.
Swedish salt study calls for clearer rules for food industry
14-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Young Swedish men are consuming twice as much salt as recommended, says a new study which increases pressure on the food industry to curb the salt content of its products.
Fast food intake may boost salt preference: Study
15-Dec-2009 By Stephen Daniells
A preference for fast food may enhance our preference for salt, says a new study from Korea with important implications for salt reduction targets around the world.
Salt reduction requires regulation, say researchers
25-Nov-2009 By Jess Halliday
Millions of deaths could be prevented each year if individuals consumed 5g less salt per day, concludes a new meta-analysis that calls for top-down regulations in addition to self-regulation by industry.
Benefits of salt reduction clear, despite brain claim
16-Oct-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Public policy to reduce salt intake has clear health benefits, despite claims that intake is physiologically determined and cannot be controlled by policy, says a UK expert.
A little less salt could save 8.5m lives: study
05-Dec-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Reducing salt intake around the world by 15 per cent could prevent
almost nine million deaths between 2006 and 2015, says a new
meta-analysis covering 23 countries.
Salt linked to higher blood pressure in kids
07-Sep-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Children and adolescents consuming higher levels of salt in their
diets have higher blood pressure, confirms a UK study published
Healthy reformulations must not forget microbes
03-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Food reformulations to remove salt and sugar and improve the health
profile of food must factor in the effect on pathogens in the food,
Irish researchers have said.
National salt guidelines ignore WHO advice, says professor
06-Apr-2007 By Jess Halliday
Global salt intake is still too high, according to a leading
academic, and many countries ignore the WHO's advice on a maximum
intake of 5g/day by issuing guidance far in excess.
Salt reduction may have asthma benefits too, says review
05-Jan-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Reducing salt intake may affect asthma severity and breathing in
adults with the condition, says a joint Anglo-American review of
Finnish study links salt intake to obesity
08-Nov-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Scientists from Finland have claimed that comprehensive salt
reduction would be a potentially powerful means to combat obesity,
linked to lower consumption of high-energy beverages.
Meta-analysis of cutting salt in kids to pile pressure on food industry
31-Oct-2006 By Stephen Daniells
A new meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effect of salt
reduction in children reports that a modest reduction in intake
does have a significant effect on blood pressure.
WASH piles pressure on food makers to cut out salt
04-Oct-2006 By Anthony Fletcher
A global campaign against salt has been launched today with the
stated aim of preventing over 2.5 million deaths a year.
Food firms agree salt aims in Ireland
08-Sep-2005 By staff reporter
Food makers in Ireland agree to reduce salt from food formulations
by 2010, the country's food agency announces this week.