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The development of a national salt reduction strategy for Australia
journal contributionposted on 2009-09-01, 00:00 authored by J Webster, E Dunford, Rachel HuxleyRachel Huxley, N Li, Caryl NowsonCaryl Nowson, B Neal
Excess dietary salt is a well established cause of high blood pressure and vascular disease. National and international bodies recommend a significant reduction in population salt intakes on the basis of strong evidence for health gains that population salt reduction strategies could achieve. The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) coordinates the Drop the Salt! campaign in Australia. This aims to reduce the average amount of salt consumed by Australians to six grams per day over five years through three main implementation strategies targeting the food industry, the media and government. This strategy has the potential to achieve a rapid and significant reduction in dietary salt consumption in Australia. With industry and government engagement, this promises to be a highly effective, low cost option for preventing chronic disease.
JournalAsia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition
Pagination303 - 309
NotesReproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Publication classificationC1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2009, HEC Press
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