Cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce dietary salt intake

Source: Heart, 2010, 96 (23) p. 1920-1925

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: This study found that dietary advice targeting individuals is not cost-effective under any of the modelled scenarios, even if directed at those with highest blood pressure risk. Although the current programme that relies on voluntary action by the food industry is cost-effective, the population health benefits could be 20 times greater with government legislation on moderate salt limits in processed foods.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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